Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Rocks

Cliff Edge, Pouch Cove
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.

5 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

you have a nice start to the highlights, the rocks and water on the right have a good contrast to them. Looks like the light is bouncing off of the water :)

Megha Chhatbar said...

This is truly amazing...The details are well done! I liked especially the sea waves...Wonderful!! :)

Rose Welty said...

This is looking very good Jeanette!

K@On the sketchy side of things said...

I agree, the light sparkling across the water and waves is done wonderfully! Looks really good!

vivien said...

one of your best!

lovely light and movement in the water and I love the composition and sense of height :>)