The other day I redefined the chaparral trees in the Pinnacles painting by going over it with brown paint. I still need to do more detail painting on the boulders, but at least the painting is coming along.
Yesterday I started adding more details to the Pinnacles painting by blending yellow paint into the verdant hills surrounding the boulders. The darker grass I had originally painted around the boulders made these appear flat, and punching up the green color helped the boulders to show up more in the painting. Thus far I am liking the effect, but I have more stuff to do with the painting.
The video illustrates what the painting looked like as I began to blend in the green paint.
The boulders are more noticeable as I add more yellow to the grass.
The other day I painted a picture of the Pinnacles out in the San Bernardino Mountains, which is based on a photograph that I took back in 2010.
I used oil paint to create this landscape of the large boulders out at the Pinnacles.