Monday, July 4, 2022

Meramec River

The mid day summer light can be so strong on the back of the Meramec River.  Values are strong as hues lack the saturation of a cloudy day.  I begin with a sketch, working in those darks before adding color.  The clear water reflects the stones beneath, golden in the shallow parts.  I paint the light hitting the foliage next, then work to the cooler greens. I try to look at my work in the sun, and in the shade, to determine if I am finished.  It can look done before I check it, and then I realize it is too light OR too dark!  I tweaked this a bit after this photo, then called it good.  Love painting along the river so much!  Painting number 4266 in 4266 days. 

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