Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Here is a scene in acrylic of a country road, farm truck, and bridge out on the Sacramento Delta. Last night, I completed the road with some long, sweeping brush strokes. Now long sweeping brush strokes are not a bad thing except in my painting they came across as cheesy like a cheap street harlot. I painted over with short overlapping strokes pressing down hard on my flat brush. I also put down a darker value and just a few criss crossing short sweeping strokes. Also glazed back the background foliage on the right, put a little more color and razzamatazz paint strokes on the right side of the black top, and toned down the truck a bit more. Much better! IT'S THE NEXT DAY AND I HAVE ADDED MORE COLOR INTO THE ROAD...it's the top photo...I'm done...not to fuss any longer!