This week I made a lot of 20-minute to 30-minute value studies of landscapes, based on photographs from Noah Bradley. The goal is to simplify the real world landscapes into simple compositions with coherent values. Right now landscape painting is one of my weakest painting skills, so I’m using my summer free time to get better.
These studies are posted in reverse order, so the newest ones are at the top and the oldest ones are at the bottom. I switched layouts for the last two days because the larger 4-images-on-a-page layout was encouraging me to spend too much time on the details. Smaller images let me focus on the overall composition.
Finally, here are four value studies that I made from my imagination.