October 21, 2010

Vineyard sunset - new painting

I started a new painting today, a vineyard landscape at sunset.

I painted the the canvas a peachy light orange as an under coat which is the dominant color of the sky. The foreground from mountains on down is too light , I am building up the darkness. The vines will be a rich dark with occasional gold/green/orange highlights on the leaves with some deep blues and purples in the darkest shadows. All this against a sky going from a light violet blue at top passing through a light subdued yellow to finish above the mountains in  deeper orange. A few sparse streaky clouds will come out of the right sky towards the center.

Paintings by Peter Hobden


Anonymous said...

I love the warmth of the fading light and you're right to bring in the darks... they really make it so soft and beautiful! (:

Pete said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. There will be a few sessions yet on this one, but I feel it will be a good one.