I am trying to get back into painting and have chosen something from my neighborhood - an autumn scene- I love the abstract patterns in the water, the pop of sienna in the focal tree, the diagonals that move the eye through the scene- I am struggling with whether to crop...I think I like the depth in the current view. Onto more thumbnails and then a value study. I confess, I already started this twice, without the proper process and of course not to my liking. I must really discipline myself to follow thumbnail, grayscale, color study then painting...AND avoid details in the beginning! I get so caught up in the details (rookie!!) and lose perspective.
As I'm working from a photo I find myself struggling to identify the color for the yellow tree on the left side ..I think it needs to be YO +BU +W with some YO +W lights..though I also see a bit of green which is why I added a little sap green to the mix in the color study.
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