Monday, December 16, 2013

Hazy Shade of Winter

"Hazy Shade of Winter"
8x10 acrylic on canvas panel
Available through DPW gallery/auction

Previously painted earlier this year, 
this painting is now on a 1-week auction at DPW
at a very affordable starting bid!

Previously painted at the beginning of 2013, this one is a value study, done entirely with Payne's Gray and Titanium White. I had a lot of fun painting this one - loved working with the values only. Without the color, I find it easier to detect subtle shade differences such as in the tall vertical trees. The shade of gray was changed for each one so that no two have the identical shade. Some highlights (or darklights as I like to call them) were done with similar shades, just to pull the entire painting together. 

I like this one quite a bit - the grays actually look like silver and the whites easily stand out. I will need to do more of these gray value paintings in this challenge. I found it not only fun, but I learned quite a bit doing it as well!

1 comment:

CrimsonLeaves said...

It is beautiful indeed, Nancie!


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