I am pleased to announce that I have two pieces juried into the “For the Love of Art” show in Las Cruces at MAS Art, 126 South Main Street, Las Cruces, NM 88001. The show opening is February 5th from 5-7 pm. If you are local, it would be great to see you there!
The Distance was actually done during the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge I did in September. You can read about the process from my blog post at that time.
The other is Agave Shadows #1 which I did earlier last year. You can read about the process at this post.
And here is the painted value sketch amended from yesterday. I realized that I didn’t have the value of the foreground prickly pear dark enough, so I added another layer of color.
You can’t always judge the value of items from a photograph, but I think in this case the dark value of the front is appropriate because it is in shade, and it reinforces the brightness of the sunlit area by the wall.
I think it works better. What do you think? I think tomorrow I will do a value sketch with using just one pigment to focus on values and not play with the color.