Hint of Fall Painting Process

Here is the process I went through to create my “Hint of Fall” painting. I did this painting in July, and August 2019, and it took a total of 11 hours to complete.

 

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Hint of Fall Photo, 2017

 

This is the original photo I used to create the painting. This photo was taken in late September 2017, and shows very muted, and dull fall colours. It was a beautiful warm and sunny September, so a lot of the colours were delayed this year. I really like how the composition turned out in this painting, which is the main reason why I chose it.

 

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Hint of Fall, Original Drawing

 

The above picture, is the original drawing I used for the painting, I drew it out using a grid, and by creating an identical grid on my computer, I then transferred it to the canvas, using graphite.

 

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Hint of Fall, Version 1

 

Here is the first version of the painting, this was created after 4.5 hours. I found for this painting, my new professional grade acrylic paints are more opaque which helped me to get things down quicker.

 

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Hint of Fall, Version 2

 

Here is the second version of the painting, this was created after 9 hours of work. I found compared to the first version, I really worked on the flowers in the lower left-hand corner. I also added more layers to the trees, and the beach, and weeds growing in the water.

 

 

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Hint of Fall, Final

 

The above photo is the final version of the painting, this was created after 11 hours. I really adjusted the weeds in the water, as well as the water itself, I also darkened the flowers in the foreground, and added more light highlights to the trees. I am extremely satisfied with how this painting turned out, and really think it is one of my strongest landscapes.

2 thoughts on “Hint of Fall Painting Process

  1. Wonderful process & result, Shawn! And I kinda like both v1 & v2, but in different ways. Like the 1st has a soft watercolor like effect to me, while v2 has more a jewel quality. And esp like the canvas or paper texture showing through in the latter. Very nice! 😊

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