Here is the finished study in color. While I was outside and in front of my subject, I mixed some of the colors that I was observing and made little swatches of these colors on a toned board. When I came inside, I had my swatches, my three value study, and a photo or two to guide me. Taking the monochrome study from my previous post, I layered color on top. I tried to keep to the lights and darks that I had mapped out, and I adjusted some problem compositional areas as I painted along.
I may decide to use this study to paint an actual painting, but sometimes I like the spontaneity of little studies like this one!
My plein air studies will be on sale this Sunday at the Crabtree Forest Paint Out-- come visit me! The Preserve is on Palatine Road, near the intersection with Barrington Road. I'll be there from 11-4.