Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Evening Light Study

"Evening Study"
5" X 7" Oil on Panel
This is a study on varying light and will serve the purpose of being my reference study for a larger painting later. I painted this last night in the prospect of adding more dramatic light to the trees. This is a small 5x7 and although I could have worked more detail into it or spent more time refining the overall look it is just a study and what I was looking for was answered already here. What I will change in the larger piece will be to include more dark shadows in the upper tree areas hit by the last light. Adding the shadows will add more volume to the tree and promote the brighter lit foliage there. The study works well and supports the idea that it is always better to work out something in your head on a smaller canvas then go larger.


  1. I'm loving your different time of day paintings, Ron. You're definitely capturing the changing light. Bravo, my California friend :)

  2. Hi Gina,
    Thanks for the encouraging words! I like the midday "heat" light....or mood but I have to admit evening light is my pic to paint. Thanks!