Friday, August 26, 2011

August, Wickland's Barns

Summer pastures..hazy mornings, cyan skies...red-tailed hawks:
Hint of red in the Swamp Maple in the back pasture.  The challenge was two-fold. To use a restricted the pallet of three new--to me--transparent primaries, plus white. (Holland's Indian Yellow- #PBR23, Quinacridone Magenta (# 545) and Thalo Blue (#T203).  Then, to create a sense of distance, across the field and up the hill, by applying the lessons of aerial perspective upon the value and tones of those three primaries.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Hilltown Summer: Blueberry Hills, Westhampton

The location of "Blueberry Hills," in Westhampton MA, was called "Fisher Hill" when we were children.  The owners  maintained a Wild Blueberry "plantation" on the site, which boasted 360 degree views of both the Pioneer Valley to the east and the Berkshire Hills to the west. The property has been subdivided into building lots.
Update  of Blueberry Hills. The top image is the "plein air" version:
The bottom image reflects additional work in the sky and foreground flowers.