Season – Summer
Size – 18 x 24 Acrylic – Horizontal Format
This is a beautiful, full color, full-valued painting and I will be looking for the following things. First, I will be looking for the correct values of the distant mountains and the correct value of the first layer of distant pine trees. The other important thing I will be looking for is the proper elliptical shape of the running stream so that it looks flat. Also, I will pay close attention to the tonal values of the water and placement of all of the boulders/rocks so that your eye flows naturally through the painting instead of bouncing through the painting from object to object – and of course proper compliments and color harmony.
Value changes – this painting should have 6-7 value changes.
Recommended instructional material from Yarnell School Online:
Study Series #304 – Waterfalls
Snippet Volume #5
Snippet Volume #8
Snippet Volume #2
Snippet Volume #12
Painting #804 – Rocky River
Painting #501 – Turquoise River
Painting #803 – High & Mighty