I've been neglecting my blog duties lately! Continuing with my landscape painting in oil series, this is a study painting focusing on using all mid values. I wanted to see if I could produce a painting that is colorful without using any extreme lights or darks.
You can see in the black and white version how the yellow trees are almost exactly the same value as the background blue mountain. In the color version, you would never discern that the yellow and blue would be same value.
Im happy with how this turned out, even though it was never intended as a "finished" painting. Because all the colors are mid value, this painting glows with light, even in the corner of a dim lit room. I will definetly incorporate this mid value technique in my future "finished" paintings.