Archive for February, 2012
Adding slightly more detail which actually will be more background – especially with the tideland horizontal painting. The vertical ‘backyard forests’ backgrounds are more fore showing through after scratching in trees and brush.
Finally going to let it feel finished! Thanks for all the positive and constructive input – all very good and applied. Softened the back, left dark trees & reflections; threw in a few ripples, and did some more translucent layering (glazing) over parts of water surface.
On the left is where the Bay & Bridge painting stands. I have a feeling the water needs to be darker in the foreground. I took it into Photoshop and added a layer of some 25%opacity darks. Does it look to need the darker front?
In case you wonder how a painting gets started around here, here are 3 landscapes with their first base – ready for the mess and mistakes that will be coming.
Midday and am closing in on where I was heading with this one. After today, I’m sure it will be set aside to rest.