Monday, December 28, 2009

Landscape, Quickish Acrylic Paintings

On Wednesdays me and a few of my friends go out someplace and do landscape painting or drawing. The sun moves quickly so the brush moves quickly too. I'm learning to be choosey about my details, and I'm coming to terms with the fact that I gotta fake stuff if I wanna get done before my subject is lost in the darkness.

There was so much to this scene. I was very careful about laying out the right colors in the right places and leaving the tinier objects, like small leaves and grasses for the end, but the end came quick. It got dark out, the colors changed, and I had to leave it be.

Some of the rocky area came out nice. The water was rushed and needed to be handled with more sensitivity.

I really just wish I had more time to get the bricks in the foreground right. I'm pretty happy with the top half of the painting.

13 comments:

Nate said...

that water is amazingness

dan hay said...

Cool energy in the top one.

Meesimo said...

Dude, these are great!

Oscar said...

Nice technique.

Ken Knafou said...

The first one is my favorite. The water on that on is real nice.

Aaron said...

Thanks, guys.

Oscar said...

The ocean one is really cool.

Aaron said...

Thanks, Oss

justfrancesca said...

Wow that's incredible Aaron! I love plein air paintings because they get so much of that freshness and spontaneity of real life and creation. Like you did.

Aaron said...

Thanks, Franchesky!

Hugo Freutel said...

Pretty landscapes. I like al 3 of them.

Aaron said...

Thanks, Hugo.

Mr. Urzua said...

always amazin