I took a little time to paint before an appointment today. The painting I’m working on is of Mount Mitchell, the highest point in North Carolina. Tom and I hiked to Mt. Craig–hiked–maybe I should say with scurried over rocks! It was a fun outing. While on Mt. Craig I took it the beauty and snapped some photographs of the view.
The day was cloudy and kind of gray, but that didn’t bother us. During this video, I talk a bit about values and colors. The values in this painting are very close, so I’m looking forward to the variations of colors that I’m imagining in my mind.
While I have a black and white photo I am painting from, I am actually trying to paint this from memory…putting my self there while I paint. We all could use a break, I’m sure, and this little time today was just awesome!
I hope you enjoy the video. A special thanks to Wayne Johnson for the introduction music. We used this back when Artist Mentor’s Online was alive. The tune is “Painting Pictures!”