We are in fall mood now, Lauren and I have started hiking again on some great trails near Atlanta and we are enjoying the cooler weather.
We've had some rain lately but today we have a perfect blue sky, the leaves are changing their summery green for warm, bright colors and pumpkins are showing up pretty much everywhere you look (porches, front yards, lattes). I will be bringing in some of these fall colors to the painting I am currently working on (Shown above).
The picture above shows the underpainting, a thin application of burnt umber and turpentine. Once this has dried, I'll bring the colors in. Starting a painting in this way covers the stark white canvas, making it easier to judge the colors and values when bringing the colors in.
I'll keep you posted on the next step...