Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Jimmy Longacre_subjective realist landscape paintings_PERSEVERANCE

Here is another exercise in trying to tame a subject that is  a bit more complex than I like.  The exercise is worthwhile because it requires careful planning of shapes and values to avoid visual chaos. I try to work things down to no more than 3 to 5 major shapes.  It's dangerously easy to get caught painting "things" in a scene like this, instead of simple shapes, values, color and edges.  This one crashed and burned twice before I was satisfied with the study.  If you just quit because it isn't working out, you don't learn much.  Perseverance always pays in future dividends.

©Jimmy Longacre 2014
16X20 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings


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