Thursday, June 12, 2014
1. The light and colors seem too cool, add some warm?
2. The background trees, blur more? lighter? soft edges, less intense, cooler?
3. Test out viridian and cadmium yellow mix.
4. Use a warmer brown for the main tree trunk.
5. Review the values, too much medium? Where should it be light/dark?
I worked on answering those questions and comments to myself today. Now I'll leave the painting for a few days to see if I want to do something else with it. Original photo of the site below:
Early spring, deciduous tree leaves light yellow green. Location: off the rail trail, Auburn, NH, south of Clark's Pond (Depot Road). To see larger images, just click on any of the images above.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
I'm not sure what kind of snake this is, but is was swimming pretty fast and I was happy to get a picture. This was a flooded area of the grass, not the actual pond. Here is a link to the NH website about snakes: NH Snakes
We hadn't seen this beaver dam before. This was a view from the dirt road.
We weren't sure what kind of butterflies these were, but there were a lot of them.
We walked back along Route 3 from the dirt road back to the trailhead parking lot. The photo does not do the actual view justice. It flattens out the view of the pond and wetlands. The trailhead is across the street from Green's Marine on Route 3 in Hooksett, NH. An easy walking trail along the old railroad bed, with beautiful views of ponds.
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