Remember those reference photos I took when I visited Magnolia Plantation on July 6th?
I started working on a new painting based upon one of the photos and a quick sketch I made at the time.
This is how I painted the first pass. I've put down a thin wash of Golden CAD Red Acrylic Ground atop a 16" x 20" Raymar panel. This will add warmth and sparkle to the predominately cool hues of the final painting, Next I used some Gamblin Ultramarine Blue Sketching oils to outline the shapes. Then I filled the tree shape with a thin wash of Ultra-marine Blue Sketching Oil, and the ricefields with Gamblin's Red Earth Oxide Fast Matte Oil Paint. For the Sky shapes I used Gamblin's Fast Matte mixed with the new Gamblin Portland Cool White. At this point I have the basic shapes and values and temperatures roughed out. Now I have to wait awhile before I can start adding the local color atop the value map. That shouldn't take too long as all the paints I used are either thinned or have alkyds to speed the drying process.
More to follow.