I begin with the intention of trying for a bold painting. I wanted contrast and color. To set the theme, I toned the canvas in reds and oranges in a mid value.
Unfortunately, I'm having a very difficult time getting a good picture of this painting. For one thing, I find that the camera sees 'blotches' that the eye blends. The result is a much more 'quilted' effect in some areas. Contrast is also an issue. In the actual painting, the face of both cliffs are a step or two darker which in turn makes the areas of light at the top of the far cliff and in the mist much more dramatic as a result.
|The Mendocino coast|
|Vicki waits for the verdict, which was..."Outstanding"|
In this picture, Howard decides to do a watercolor which turned out disgustingly well. I think he's done them before! http://howardreesartist.com/index.html