|Pictures from that days walk. Fullersburg Woods|
|The Graue Mill|
Amber is a wonderful companion to have on these walks. As she does her sniffing around I usually have time to stop and take a few pictures.
|Salt Creek Dam|
|Faith Fellowship Church in Oak Brook Il|
Here are the steps to " The White Church"
|The oil sketch on the canvas. |
Even though there is a lot of white in this painting I still didn't
want to start with a white canvas. I rubbed in a mixture
of Burnt Sienna and drew in the paintings design.
|The dark colors are painted in first. I almost always start this way.|
The darks in this painting are not a black kind of dark.
They are more of a mid tone type. They still have to separate into
warms and cools though.
|I painted in the sky next to give me the relationship tone for the snow and lighter colors.|
It was also important to work on the right softness to the tree line edge and the sky at that time..
|The snow is painted in next. One of the thickest parts of the |
painting are the light colors, and in this one there are a lot.
|With the church and the houses painted in the canvas is totally blocked-in. |
Now it;s time to make a few changes to it.
|Over all the painting need some warm ups. Here the snow gets a touch|
of warmth along with the church. I also went and cooled down the background trees.
They were coming forward to far in the scene.
|Done. I put in some tracks in the snow to help lead the eye into the scene.|