8 x 8 oils
I've started this piece simply as a study to concentrate on rocks. Rock pretty much consist of a series of planes and values which create the shape. I have the mass in here and am starting to add values to form them. Even while I know the theory, like all things, theory doesn't always work quite as easily in reality and I struggle with rocks constantly.
I want the bright light to really contrast against the shadows in the rock and give the impression of a sunny day. At this stage the paint is pretty slick so I need to wait a day and let it dry a little before I can go back in and work it without turning it into mud.