Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Post

8 x 10

I tried to keep the shapes big, the values clear, and not fuss too much with detail in this painting of the refuge. I think that I have spent too much attention to the extreme ends of light and dark values and not enough with the midtones.

Every painting is an opportunity to learn something new. Next time around I will focus more on the midtones and see what happens.

Since it is Halloween after all, here's an interesting scientific discussion about what makes our spines tingle when we are frightened! BOO!

1 comment:

Celeste Bergin said...

I certainly agree that painting is a life long learning journey! Thanks for that link to the article. There should be crows in your scene! haha --now you have to wait for next year?