• Painting the view out the window

    5 monthes ago - By Gurney Journey

    It's a rare snowfall in April. I want to paint the view out the diner window while showing a little of the interior space as well.
    The challenge is to figure out how to represent the relative tonal values. Even though I'm seeing a lot of dark values outside the windows when my eyes adjust, it helps me to make everything outside lighter than it appears. Gouache lends itself well to this kind of painting, because it lets you precisely control values.
    Beyond that, it's a matter of getting the perspective right and then working out a way to use the brush to suggest the infinite randomness and...
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