10/8/11

'North wall' of Pasadena

Did a little digi plein-airing tonight! Learned quite a bit about indicating mountains. Painting the strokes along the 'form' of the mountain is the obvious one, but also how to look for overlapping ridges- by terminating the strokes along an invisible line where one ridge comes in front of another, you can show a bit more depth. It's a basic painting principle, but it took some patience and focus to understand what was happening visually.

Exciting projects this term: will post the first one in it's entirety in about two weeks or so. Until then! Thanks for looking.

6 comments:

Adam Temple said...

Gorgeous! Did you use a gradient at the end to tie it together? Because the atmosphere is bang on!

Nick Gindraux said...

holy bajesus that is delicious.

awesome painting justin.
colors look amazing.

Tom Scholes said...

dewd, this is gorgeous !

andr-X said...

Amazing work! Very beautiful!!!

Jparked said...

very cool!

dchan said...

Nice one