Friday, August 8, 2014

CHALLENGING YOUR SKILLS


A Good way to increase your skills is to very consciously select a subject that holds a challenge for you.  The challenge here was adjusting the values in the gate and its background so that it reads as a coherent passage.  This type of exercise requires careful analysis of what's going on.  When I get it right the result is pleasing to me as the basis for a larger painting. When I get it wrong, it goes in the trash, and it's on to the next canvas!

GARDEN GATE
©Jimmy Longacre 2014
8x10 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings


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