Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Road to Rain Progress

It's been awhile since I had posted a progress picture of my 'Road to Rain' painting. That's because number one, I was waiting on some more white oil paint (I didn't realize how quickly I would go through that one...but now I have a huge tube to last me a long time, or maybe at least a month). As well, I was on a watercolor painting binge...both commissions and autumn-themed pieces for my store.

Well, since my last post. I have added hydro poles - not sure if I like them though. I've been pondering them before I add the lines. Although really, it might be the lines that make them look at lot better. I've also added more yellows. I'm not sure about the ditch that runs along the hydro poles, but I'm 99.9% sure that it's working and that I like it.

My fellow artists, I'm sure you'll agree - it's so hard to be completely happy. And even when you are, the next time you look at it you see something else that you would like to change.

The remaining to-do's: hydro lines, fix that last poles (it's a little thick looking), adjust the colouring of the poles, add more colour to the lighter green field (it looks a little too transparent on the canvas)...not much, right?....


  1. I love the poles! I think they really make the image feel complete, even though I know it's not yet. I can picture it finished and I think the poles will really help bring it all together! :)
    You're right about never being completely happy. And especially with oil, it's sooo easy to get carried away and just keep adding colors and changing it. At some point you really just need to step away lol when you think it's mostly finished, don't look at it for about a week then come back and see what you think :)
    Good luck finishing it!

  2. This is fabulous, it looks much like the Lonesome Road in fact, LOL. When the skies look like that I take cover, this is so realistic, just like a real storm on the horizon.