Thursday, June 2, 2016

Gloria J Zucaro's "Rocks and Mountains"

It has been a long time since I posted!  I have been taking an excellent online mentoring class with Kim Casebeer.  Kim is a superb Plein air landscape artist.  She gives the assignment on Tuesdays. They include two demonstrations on a video, a PDF of the lesson with a supplies list, her reference photos, her demos and her self-critique.  We do the lesson and email photos of our references if we have not used hers, and photos of our paintings in oil or pastel.  She gives us a critique on that following Thursday.
I have gotten behind for the last two weeks because of various exhibitions and shows I have been in or helped with.  I also am in process of remodeling, so have meetings with contractors, etc.  Tonight I am moving knicknacks and shelf contents out, so contractors will have room to "do their thing" at 8am tomorrow morning!
But I wanted to share what I have been working on lately.  The last lesson I started was "Rocks and Mountains".  I used my own reference from our trip to California last summer.  I think it came out pretty well, but I will enjoy hearing the critique when I turn it in.  To complete this lesson I still have to do my rock painting, which I am dreading!  So many surfaces, so many values!  So many colors!

This is on a piece of canvas taped to a backer board.  It looks a little wavy and the sky should be a little more evenly light blue.

I am linking this to Paint Party Friday, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.  Have a wonderful week and I am glad you stopped by.  Gloria