This is the third in a series of paintings from our trip down the Colorado river in May.
Here are some of the paints I mixed for the washes.
|Down the Colorado III|
As I suspected, the rock formations in the near ground were WAY too bright and the contrast of detail was distracting from the painting's focal point. When my friend Pat Starr came by, we discussed how to unify, calm, and darken the rock formations on the right. I washed over them with a greyed lavender wash and while it was wet I dropped in some drab greens too; much better! Finally I added some sparkling ripples in the water with a touch of colored pencil. I hope you enjoy
Down the Colorado III