Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Morning sunlight breaking through the fog, back lighting the trees; the leaves glow with luminosity.  This painting came together slowly. I did color studies first, but the values and color intensity needed subtle adjustments as the painting developed.

The final digital color study.

The sketch book color studies.

 Detail 1.
Detail 2.
 Detail 3.
 Detail 4.
Detail 5.

These first three images of the process are mostly under painting.

I start with the back ground, then then foreground elements, but I also jump back and forth making subtle refinements.

You'll notice some color shifting that is a result of the photograhpy.  I did some minor adjustments of the color to the final image in Photoshop, but not to all the images of the process. 

The final.