STEP 1_ You can see my pencil drawing that I used to transfer my design. I applied a thin wash of burnt umber and transparent earth red cut with mineral spirits, to take away the white canvas and start the color in the direction I want to go. I placed the transparent red
STEP 2_ I laid-in the value pattern with a mix of ultramarine blue and permanent alizarin slightly thinned with Liquin. At this point, I just want something cool in temperature and dark enough to represent the mid-range darks along with a few darker accents.
STEP 3_ I estimated the general color and values of the background mountains and sky.
STEP 4_ Develops the general color and value in the rest of the light in the mid and foreground areas.
STEP 5_ Shows the finished painting.
©Jimmy Longacre 2014
16x20 oil on canvas panel
subjective realist landscape paintings