It's been a while since I've updated this. I've still been painting, though. Here's what I've been working on...
This next one is the other side of the Superstitions. The foreground was good practice. I think that's one thing I need to work on the most right now.
And finally we have a view of Canyon Lake in the afternoon, finished this morning.
In this painting I expanded my palette a little bit. Still mostly Old Holland. Though, I like to try something new in each painting. This time I added some Quinacridone Rose and Permanent Green. The permanent green is very artificial looking, especially in a desert landscape. I found it was helpful in very subtly tinting some of the greens as they came forward, making the closer greens slightly more vibrant. The Q Rose mixed with Naples Yellow made some nice oranges and pinks for the rocks.
What I'm listening to:
Johnny Cash's cover of U2's One. I like this a lot more than the original.