The homework for Gary Tucker’s last workshop was to do a local rainy scene. Now we haven’t had any rain in forever and the only rainy photo I had was from New York so that went into the pile. I plucked a few others from pixabay and went to work.
These are all small (5”x7”) value studies to work out composition and values.
First a simple scene with a lot of red.
Not bad but lets try a few more and see how they do.
I also quite liked this one. Nice contrasts in the car and the shadows on the street and misty buildings.
Next was my New York photo. I did two of these a day or so apart
It may not be obvious but I was much happier with the second one. It’s a complicated scene and I was starting to get to grips with some of the subtleties in the value changes. Maybe one more of these and I’ll be ready to paint!
And for completeness a quick still life warmup and some mid value mixing practice. I was trying to go in and paint everything with a mid value or lower in a single shape. Then go back in with lighter values and finally the darkest darks. Not perfect but a worthwhile exercise.