Sunday, December 02, 2007

Landscape Practice


Landscape Practice
Originally uploaded by linfrye
I did this sketch in my Raffine sketchbook -- and as much as I enjoy that paper -- it wasn't cooperating much for me here. Still ... my attempt for this was to practice my perspective with large views -- the scale of objects and the issues involved in a 'wide' view...

9 comments:

Teri C said...

It might not have cooperated but it turned out beautiful!!!

Linda said...

Wow. I really love the lights and darks. This is great!

Tami said...

Looks to me like you accomplished what you set out to do. Great job with the distance! I know what you mean about the sketch books, and I think Raffine is the best paper I've come across in a multi media sketch book.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

You've captured such beautiful light, there in the middle, clear of trees...a very nice contrast with the cool of the trees.
Ronell

Jana Bouc said...

This is amazing, even if the paper didn't cooperate. I've been thinking about this kind of perspective too, especially when comparing a recent plein air painting with the photo and seeing how much I distorted the actual perspective in my painting (or was it that the camera distorted it?). If you'd like one more thing to consider with perspective, don't forget aerial perspective -- the effect of the "curtains" of atmosphere between you and the distance that make colors in the distance lighter and cooler and less saturated.

laureline said...

I find this type of work so difficult to do, but you've really succeeded here. Very strong.

Terri said...

I think this is lovely Lin. :o)

Robyn said...

I would love to be able to see a larger photo of your landscape, Lin. Beautiful result.

Robyn said...

Silly me! I just found the large version. It looks stunning!