Both of these pieces were pulled from some pictures I took when Pais and I traveled to Portland OR in 2017. The woods was sooo green it was amazing. I'm finding a similar peace that I had in those woods when I'm painting them.
I've also been going through the stages of a new more detailed illustration during our streams.
I started with a straight paint , but wasn't really happy with it so I went back to the drawing board.
So I went back a nice pencil brush and started to lay in some nice detail lines. I'm real comfortable with lines so after this pass I started to feel a bit better.
My friend Michael Doig also suggested I start by laying in some values. I've been struggling with color a lot lately, so this value pass is really helping me work with brush strokes and texture without getting upset at how bad my color is doing.
There's been a lot of push and pull so far in this portfolio month, but it's good to struggle, means we're learning.
Thanks for readin'!