Tonal Painting, Glendale, CA
you know what i said last week about designing your color schemes? about being intentful and having an idea behind it? well, i was in such a hurry to capture the tonality of this scene (the way the bushes visually grouped, observed by squinting) that i quickly blocked in my flat colors without getting a good design to them. this really came back to bite me in the rear because those first colors and tones set up the rest of the image, you can’t really re jigger them, you can’t really bring design to where is none. so, while this has a nice tonality about it those first large color notes should have been better designed out….
and to make up for it i saved out a lot of steps while i painted.