SOUTHBOUND ON YOST ROAD

Please watch this time lapse video that was made using a GoPro HERO4 Camera

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An Original Oil Painting executed en plein air by Fine Artist Jeremiah Jolliff

This plein air painting was completed during the summer of 2014 in preble county Ohio on Yost Road near Eaton Ohio.  The view is looking southward and it was a fine, humid summer day.  In the Midwest during the summer months, the sky is seldom clear and blue.  That kind of knowledge helps the landscape painter to create atmosphere in their paintings.  Always be observant and objectively determine what is going on in nature for she is the great art of God.  It really helps to use a viewfinder like the one from The Color Wheel Company to determine what is going on in a scene.

When it is really humid out, the atmosphere tends to reflect a lot of the local ground color.  As can be seen from this painting here on Yost road, there is a lot of green and yellow that is reflected from the ground into the sky.  Colors like Winsor & Newton Cadmium Yellow and Winsor & Newton Sap Green are warm colors and when mixed with titanium white, allow for a rich, inviting tone.  When landscape painting en plein air, the sky will determine the key for the rest of the painting.  In other words the sky color is mixed with all of the local colors of the landscape and the local colors of the landscape will also be present in the elements of the sky.

An interesting atmospheric phenomena also occurs within the shadows of man made objects that are white in color.  In this painting there is a barn in the distance.  The whole canvas is imbued with really warm and pleasant tones but in the barn we can see very cool shadows indeed.  Features like cool shadows in a warm environment contrast with the overall motif and help to break up the monotony and add to variety to the composition.

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