I decided to do an oil and a watercolor today, both using a photograph I had taken last year on the beach. It was a warm day, but on the gray side, with the wind blowing a little. This is the kind of day we see often. It is a rather unemotional landscape I think.
The first painting is a one hour oil. I was way off on my values of the tree's and bushes... well, the beach also.
I have decided I need to do my color charts if I'm going to continue to try oils. I can figure out my colors pretty well with watercolors, but the oils are a tough medium for me to use accurately and not "waste" the oil paint. Geesh, I'm wondering if they even make enough white paint, the way I seem to use so much of it.
The second one is a one hour watercolor. I definitely felt more comfortable. The finished painting may not reflect it, so I think it was just because I was use to handling the medium.
So, tomorrow I'll tackle some color charts.