Lake Ridge Point

After mulling over this quaint painting, I believe I will share it as is and hope to develop it more fully over the winter. It's a good basis.

There are many ways to begin and pursue a painting. When doing pastels, I can choose tinted paper, a watercolor start, a pastel underpainting, or even one combining techniques. Once I begin, I tend to work all over, developing many areas at once.

My oil technique is similar. I often have an orange family basis and work the painting all over, making sure to develop the proper values in relation to each other.

Another way is how my talented friend Ariel Freeman works. She does detailed drawings and then paints sections almost as if they were pieces of a puzzle. (See an example here.) Her technique inspired me while doing this oil. Although holding to my loose style, I painted sections and then filled in. I like how it turned out, so it'd be fun to both do it again as well as do it on a larger scale.


1 comment:

Lynne Eve Grossman said...

Hi Bonnie,
This landscape has a serene, comforting quality to it. It feels ethereal.Great colors, too.