9 May 2012
this morning, wednesday
This was another two hours, up to here, making it eleven so far. I have been working from a winter photo of the mountains, and looking out the window to the valley below to create the valley floor. I have had to "warm up" the mountains as it is late spring when the poppies are here.
I have glazed the mountains twice, have blocked in distant trees and begun to work on the cultivated land. The green around the poppies is just blocked in, still a long way to go. The yellow and white flowers will also be poppies, just a little further back from the main ones and behind grassy brush strokes.
More later I hope...
Another hour before I had to leave it, so 12 hours so far. I have established my darkest dark in the foreground, so now I have a reference point for all the tonal values. I want this picture to be a happy one, a contrast to the starkness of the previous four, so not too dark in the foreground.
And that's it for today folks, my eyes have had enough!
Today I am grateful for relaxation.