The sun came out again for us on the last day and we had that
unusual combo of fall color and snow.
I took out my last 9x12 panel after the first painting,
divided it in half and did some quick value studies of
the same scene using different colors.
I know this sounds odd because so many painters go out
and work on color studies that match the scene, but all I
think about is value and pushing colors to match
my own vision, mood, or sense of harmony.
In fact I make an effort to not be influenced by local color,
like a green tree for example.
I'm more of an impressionist than a tonalist because it's
what I enjoy the most.
There is no right or wrong here.
These each took about 20 minutes and it's a great way to
clean up your palette after a painting trip!
Thanks for following along.