I am always looking for new approaches in painting fall scenes, and Pinterest is a great place to start. I found work by Graham Gercken, an award-winning Australian artist who provides a clear process to paint a beautiful painting, and learn a little more about atmospheric perspective too.
Using his work as an example, we have had a lot of fun creating our own forest scenes. To check out Graham's work, click the pic to the right.
Directly below are two pieces are student work at the beginning stages. They have created a lovely atmospheric backdrop for their fall colours using a limited palette of cool and warm grays. Below those are one I did, and one by a young student (13).
This week at Cedar Lane Studio
This week students will have the opportunity to complete their project from above, and/or start a new one. I have always enjoyed exploring the beautiful colours of our Canadian fall using palette knife. We will also take a quick review of 2 point perspective to correctly render any buildings we might place in our paintings.
At right is an 8x10 palette knife painting (acrylic) I created on a wooden canvas. The trees were taped out to reveal the wood on completion.
Finally, below are the sky paintings completed in our first adult session. We were aiming for movement and textured brush work. Click to see larger view.