Saturday, July 12, 2014

cabin with a view painting

I was standing on my roof to get an unobscured view of the storm clouds moving in.  I took this picture and decided I wanted to attempt to paint it.  Painting is something I have been working on since moving here.  I feel like I've made a lot of progress in the last 3 months or so.  

I drew basic outlines of what I wanted and painted in the sky.  I wasn't too concerned with the sky since most would be covered.  I just wanted it lighter at the bottom then at the top.
 

Next, I added the shape of the clouds.
 

                                                Then I added some shading in the clouds.
 

              And I continued to add shading to the clouds in different shades until I was happy with it.

Finally, I got to start working on the mountains.  I did the brown first and then added the green.  Then I did the background mountains.

Then it was time to add in some highlights on the mountain green and add in a little detail on the foreground.














                                   Finish up the detail on the foreground and it's done!













The painting and the landscape that inspired it.  The painting took me 2 1/2 weeks from start to finish.  I am VERY happy with how it turned out!

5 comments:

AndreaC said...

I am amazed! That looks just like the real thing! very good!

Tiff :o) said...

Thank you, Andrea! I really feel like I've improved the last couple months! Too bad your comments are turned off on your blog. :(

Valerie said...

I am amazed at how wonderful it is every time I see it.

AndreaC said...

Sorry..about the comment section...but it helps discipline me to not look at blogs too much! I am just too "talky"!
Andrea

Lewaina@cliffsideranch said...

This is very beautiful! Looks a lot like eastern ut

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