“It is an intriguing thing that nature seems to be but a
colossal wealth of information; one tends to see, for example, the multitude of
tiny branches and leaves before he truly sees the tree at all.” - Scott L.
When painting outdoors, it is easy to get overwhelmed with
the amount of information available. Deciding where to start, what the focal point
is, what to leave out, and what to keep, are all a series of small inspired
decisions. This video walks you through the “why” behind these decisions while
keeping the whole in mind, always working toward that ever-important last 10
Establishing a Key that Reads
One of the many things that Scott L. Christensen is known
for is a close value structure. To
achieve this, it is important to establish an overall key early on that will be
carried throughout the painting. Through this video he will walk you through
not only blocking in the painting, but also reworking the entire piece to
re-establish his key as per the need of the painting. Only then will he be able
to work toward finish.