Here I wetted an area (the 3 gossips) with water then dropped in the colors and let them run together. I am interested in having juicier paintings and this is a great way to loosen up in a controlled areas.
I have almost finished defining the major rock formations, notice how I left a soft edge on the lower right - this is so I can go into that area again later and the next wash will appear seamless.
Scumbling in passages of plant-like shapes in the foreground, trying for some diagonal lines with the greens and reds.
Here the painting is nearly finished, I have added pastel to the plants in the foreground. I will drab down and soften the pastel plants so we feel that we can walk right into the scene without tripping. As I mentioned at the beginning, the sky could have used a little more punch, but it's not horrible. For some reason the camera is making this painting look pretty gaudy. It's definately colorful, but not this much.
|Arches National Park at sunrise. I had add one more photo, it bothered me that the last one wasn't cropped properly.|