The weather was so fantastic today that I decided to pack out early to the Brandywine and just drive some back roads and wander till I came upon a spot to paint. There were so many great spots along the way, and I did stop to snap some pics for future reference and to note future painting places. When i came upon this spot with the two builds, what looks like an old pump house and a barn in the distance that was the spot for today.
I set up my gear quickly and went about placing my composition quickly. You can see my palette below. I did eventually add a cad yellow deep to work into the greens. And greens are always the biggest color on the picture plane. there are so many, millions really and we can only see so many with the eye and only make so many with paint.So I have cool greens and warm greens and playing them into each other ads a richness you see in nature.
Here is the mass-in, everything except the barn. From this point end up making a lot of changes,but the basic bed is set. I know the shadows will shift so I go and lock them in first and then I feel i can always scrape off or paint over, move, etc. I did use a little Liquin fine detail. After about 3 hours I stopped as the shadows had shifted too much and we were upon Solar Noon where they will really change. The final is 16 x 20 Oil on Canvas.