Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Bare Naked Beginnings of a Landscape Painting

I've just begun painting #5 in my series. When this one is done I'll be finished with the first quarter of the series.  But there is still a long way to go in this new piece.

Here's the reference photo and a version I marked up in photo shop to identify the large shapes in the composition.

My focus is on the reduction and simplification of the landscape elements, earth, sky and water.

Today's video goes into a further explanation of the painting and the process.


AutumnLeaves said...

I think this exercise helps immensely to break down what could otherwise be overwhelming, especially to a novice like myself. As always, thanks Jan!

Jan Blencowe said...

You're welcome!

I always remember what Monet said "In the beginning I was like everyone else"

We all start as beginners and then grow from there.