Saturday, July 17, 2010

Recent Demos

I was able to take a group of lighting TD's from work outside to paint last week, and we were graced with pretty good weather.
We painted from ridgelines, went to a small lake, and spent a few afternoons in a small Redwood forest. Here are some of the demos I did during the week.






17 comments:

TREVOR Simonsen said...

These make my head spin. beautiful

Sonya Johnson said...

These are all wonderful. I've never seen a drainage pipe look good until now!

Erik said...

Consistently good Bill.

Charles Santoso said...

wow.. beautiful as usual. Thank you for sharing! :)

Shane Pierce said...

very nice!

Scott Paterson said...

Those shadows on the road, and those greens on the pond - they're especially spectacular.

sponie said...

wonderful work as always! Inspiring.

Mattias said...

wonderful images

Dalibor Dejanovic said...

I visit your blog regularly to feast my eyes but also to try to learn. Your skill and taste always leave me amazed.

It looks like you use minimum of color layering, and you let the paper show trough to act as a mid tone right? Would you ever consider of doing a step by step post of your process?

After discovering your blog I started to go out and paint plein air, and I am loving it.

Thank you :)

Bill Cone said...

Thanks everyone for the comments. Much appreciated.
Dalibor asks about paper color and my process. I use a paper color called 'twilight', a medium, grey-violet, for fairly bright scenes that may have an atmospheric component. In a forest or water scene, I would likely use a darker brown paper, called tobacco. Some of the color of the paper will show through, but sometimes it is completely covered up by the time I'm done. The paper provides a somewhat neutral, or non-volatile, middle value for the scene, so I can work without a big 'hole' to fill, and keeps me from having to lay too much pigment down to reach a certain value range. One of the challenges of using darker papers is to not let that pull down the values of everything. The darker brown also works on overcast days in certain situations where the light is cool, and the shadows feel warm. Generally, I try not to let the paper dominate the image as much as 'assist' me as I work by setting a mid value and temperature that I can work with.

As far as documenting my 'process', I am still working on my demo skills, and in addition, my hands are pretty dirty while I work, so am not inclined to mess with a camera. You're not the first person to ask, so the seed has been planted.

A. Riabovitchev said...

Really AMAZING!:O)

Lisa Daria said...

Beautiful, I don't have a favorite because I like them all very much for very different reasons, they are beautiful - great shadows.

SKIZO said...

Fascinating work.
It has been delightful
to visit your gallery.
Good Creations

Petite Sanaa said...

your works are wonderful, I like it!

Randall Cogburn said...

Nice paintings Bill. I like the wild road one, looks crazy cool.

~Kirby

geraldo roberto da silva said...

Wonderful work!

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This fabulous work with us
Good creations