all very dark and moody, really like them :)did you use a program to get the value maps first or just paint them by eye?
I used a program, then made a grid & copied them onto watercolor paper. I usually do these for batiks & only do them for faces (otherwise they look like aliens). Faces of people / animals are my favorite, but it's really hard for me to get a likeness. If a don't care about getting a likeness, I'll wing it & hope for the best (a 50-50 proposition).
thanks for the explanation :) thought it might be a program, technology certainly makes things easier :)
Especially for people like me
You've been busy all right! Beautiful pièces!
Thank you, Helen!
They are all beautiful, Chris! It is so lovely to have you back and to be able to see your art again! Thank you so much for sharing. :)
Thank YOU so much, Linda!
Thank you, Regine!
Wow, dear Chris, all the pictures are great,but the face is fantastic.Nice week for you.Sadie
Thanks, Sadie. Hope you have a great week, too.
They are all great sketches, especially the landscapes. They show great depth!
Thank you, Carol!
Love the 'moody' feel in your landscapes! Must feel good to be back on track. The challenge is demanding! look forward to your next.
Thanks, Patricia. I don't mind working on 2-3 at a time & holding them back, then posting all at once. I agree that the challenge is demanding. I have to keep reminding myself it is 30 paintings in 30 days & not a painting per day (don't think I could accomplish that).
I love them all, Chris. You are really moving right along! Can't wait to see what's next!
Thanks so much, Candy.
Just gorgeous landscapes. Deep, serene, and captivating. And I LOVE the value maps! I try to start every painting with that (from Picasa). I usually veer off, but at least it's a starting point for me. These are all awesome, Chris.
Thanks, Laurie. You're right - the maps are a good starting point.
Excellent landscapes Chris. I like the black and white...
Thanks, Hilda. Appreciate it!
I recently saw "Manchester By The Sea" and came out feeling cold from the impact of beautifully filmed New England winter scenes. I have the same feeling with your landscapes here. They go beyond the purely visual and into an emotional feeling of actually being in the atmosphere you created.The value maps are great too.
OMG, thanks, Julie. That means so much coming from you.
Lovely! Makes me think of the amazing B&W piece of yours I own.
Aw thanks, Kali!!
I think these are wonderful studies. I guess i love the sharp edges of each value as opposed to the blended, soft edges of a "more traditional" painting. Though they are small they have a lot of detail.You are one productive lady :)
Your B and W's are such perfect value studies. Everyone needs some B and W in their painting, often!
So dramatic. That's one of the virtues of black and white. And so well done.
First Chris - happy new year. Looks like you are off to a great start with the 30 paintings in 30 days. As far as I am concerned you can keep doing black and white. Love seeing those two together. Thanks too for visiting me. Take care and have a wonderful day. Hugs!