Sunday, February 20, 2011

"Morning Moon"

I've been inspired by the amazingly peaceful mornings heading into winter. The skies are soft pastels, and the fog settles into the countryside here in the rolling hills of Floyd, VA. After watching the moon set one morning behind my house, I felt compelled to bring the scene to life on canvas.

Choosing the right tones has been a challenge. First, I did a quick sketch with color, starting on a white canvas. I've since revisited the canvas to deepen the landscape, trees, working my way down the canvas. I don't always work in this fashion, but doing so has made it easier to define the values from misty to solid as the land comes into focus.

Truly a fun piece, while experiencing a good lesson in values. Look for it to be available early Spring.


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