1. SHAPE- Paint the shape not the thing. If you paint the thing it will never look right. Also keep the shapes varied and unique
2. VALUE- In plein air painting keep your values to five
3. COLOR- Decide whether a color is cool, warm
4. EDGES- Vary the edges between soft, sharp or lost throughout the painting
Watching Calvin begin to draw in the basic forms, it is obvious his drawing skills are amazing. He connects all the dark shapes to make an interesting composition.
Finished Painting by Calvin Liang
Now it was time to put in the details and refine the shapes. Here is where Calvin is a master. A few added details brought everything together. Watching him play with the paint was wonderful. He would smear it in some places and make a sharp line in others. He added the flags and the boat fittings with the smallest of brushes. Note that even in these details the line is broken, the color lighter at the bottom and darker at the top. His name is a wonderful addition to the painting.
You can see the painting I did near the same spot called "Rest Stop."
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- Brian Blood Workshop Part 2
- Brian Blood Workshop Part 3
1 Response to Calvin Liang Landscape Demo
Paintings can be almost as intricate and perfect as photographs; they also offer a lot of artistic license; you will get to look at the lush landscape and the artist's ability to work creatively at the same time.
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