Friday, October 15, 2010

Field of Hay

Field of Hay, 9 x 12
donation to Vanguard School, Waco, Texas

As promised, here is another piece in which I gave myself a higher horizon line in order to force myself to develop the foreground. It may be obvious, but to convey depth, it's necessary to vary the colors--and often values--as the ground plane recedes. Not simply a constant lightening of the ground plane as it recedes, but a variation back and forth within the context of a general increase in value with distance.

-julie davis


Carol DeMumbrum said...

Julie, thanks for sharing your process in painting the foreground. I find the hardest part of landscape painting is conveying the depth. I am enjoying the process of learning through others blogs and getting out there and applying what I learn. Lovely paintings-I'm so glad I found your blog!!

claire christinel said...

Lovely painting Julie. I particularly like the foreground haystack. You did a great job on the depth. There's so much to continually learn with painting, and I think that's why we all like it so much. Well done!

Bridget Hunter said...

I agree with comments about how successfully you've achieved depth. I also like a high horizon - but maybe because ineed to work on skies!!!

Carmen Beecher said...

I really appreciate the beauty of your haystacks, since I painted some in a painting and was disappointed with the result. They're harder than they look. Nice brushwork.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Julie,

This is beautiful. I love your discussions of method and why we need to do what we do. Thank you.

Super painting.