|this is the latest iteration|
September 15, 2018
September 5, 2018
I may be done now with the painting I started two days ago based on reference photos taken along the Beehive Basin trail in Big Sky Montana. There's beautiful, wildflower-filled meadows as you hike up the trail and a view of mountains in the distance. We were hiking late in the day so the sun is getting lower in the sky and the flowers are back-lit.
I'm painting this with just 4 tubes of paint -- titanium white, prussian blue, quinacridone magenta and cadmium yellow light. I've spent a bit of time mixing in advance to get the range of grays, greens and blues. All pretty vivid colors, they seem to be able to find their space when mixed enough to bring down the intensity.