Sunday, January 4, 2009

First Impressions

This one is a view from behind the Linden RR museum. This is a small study 7 x 9 inches. Probably needs more definition in terms of compositional values -- i.e. more interesting clumping of lights and darks. It is going to be 12 x 12 in the end, so the overall shapes may change somewhat.

A farm scene near Lafayette, IN . It is interesting to see one's art in this format. It really makes you better able to figure out what changes to make. For instance, that cloud in the upper right would come forward and "hang" over the foreground if it had a flatter, darker bottom. That is the change I will make next. This is 14 x 18. It was a remarkably sunny day, and the clouds were changing quickly.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, Margaret!

    If these are plein air studies only, as the basis for larger "finished" works, they are very good and the track theme is very interesting. The one of the crossing lacks tonal depth-but I'm sure you see this.

    I agree with your own comments. It will be interesting to see the finished work.