Friday, August 07, 2009

Hell Gate Bridge Progress

On Thursday night I worked on Hell Gate Bridge, the plein air painting I began Tuesday morning on site. I worked on the sky by adding more blue and worked on the horizon sky, making it brighter. I'm having problems with the trees and foliage in the distance. They don't look organic enough, they look like little plastic trees in a model sticking up stiffly. I will work on that next Tuesday morning on site. I've also started fine tuning the bridge, most of the details for this segment of the painting will get done in the studio, since time does not allow for me to be meticulous with it while painting from life.

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