Monday, September 12, 2011

Closing In [oil, 8”x6”]

closing in A storm is just rolling into the picture and obscuring most of the sun.  There’s a dark heaviness in the air but the sun is so valiantly shining through. 

I painted for the first part of this with a palette knife…  but I find the paint goes on so thickly and unevenly.  I think it could be a fun way to paint but I should get a lesson in how to do it right first :)  After a while I grabbed my brushes and finished up in my comfort zone. 

Shout out to my art blogging friends – would love to have some tips on how to photograph thickly painted surfaces like this.  It’s nigh on to impossible to get the color without the glare from the peaks!  Please message me if you have ideas…  thanks!

1 comment:

  1. Great shapes and silhouettes here. I find if you can phtograph in what they call 'light shade' outdoors it is a bit easier.