Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Scene in Sebastopol


We’re in Sebastopol, CA and I painted this street scene in gouache. I captured lots of video. Later, when I get around to doing the edit, we can play that game where you can ask a question now and I’ll try to answer some of them in the voiceover.

10 comments:

Rich said...

Wow! That's what I'd call some sightseeing.

ferrelli said...

I love Sebastopol! I hope you stopped at HopMonk Brewery for some great eats and a cold one! Blessings, Sue

Unknown said...

Here's a question: Do you know what type of car is under the tarp?

doug goodale said...

Question: For the shadow areas - do you try to mix the colour spot on with the first try or do you layer with different approximations?

Rich said...

What type of car under the tarp?
Doesn't look like a Lada:-)

...perhaps Ukranian brand(?)

Peggy wilson said...

I hope you filmed painting the slats on the side of the house! I want to see how you painted the ‘grooves’ between the boards. Excellent illusion with the shadow/value variations. I have learned so much from trying to Paint along with your videos.Thank you for all of the demos you post. You have been a wonderful ‘virtual teacher’.

Björn Gschwendtner said...

How do you capture the final painting and what edits do you do before posting the image? And how do you do the edits? (Holding the original close to the screen and trying to match it as close as possible?)

More Ovaltine please said...

Hi James,
I love the color in your field paintings so here’s a bunch of questions.
How closely are you matching the actual colors that you see? Do you get them somewhat close and then focus on temp and value organization? Do you interpret by pushing darks darker and lights lighter to create visual interest? Is there any other ways to develop the skill of mixing the color that you see other than practice?
Thanks

Fhinn said...

I second all of Ovaltine's questions, particularly about exaggerating values... also, when I look at that little planter out front I see about 6 different colours happening there. Can you talk a little about how that happens? I am struggling with getting gouache to dry as predicted - when look at the reflected light under the eaves here I think "how could he predict that value?!" Is it just 30+years of experience? I'm late to the game, I don't know if I have that long to get it right, haha!

James Gurney said...

All great questions. I'll try to get to as many of them as I can in the video.