This scene is about a 15-20 minute walk from our house. Autumn colours really improve this subject and I couldn’t wait to paint it!
I liked the track leading in to the orangey oak tree. The sky was a bonus with fluffies. I put them in straight away as I knew it would change. By mixing a neutral colour from the 3 primaries – red yellow blue and made sure it was light enough in tone.
Quite often I will take a photo during the painting and change it into black and white on my phone to check the tonal values, make sure they read and work as a whole and compare them to the subject.
|My palette, subject & painting nearly finished|