Thursday, January 20, 2011
Drying Vernal Pool
This is also an 11"X14" acrylic painting on stretched canvas, and will be included in my February show at the Elliout Fouts Gallery in Sacramento, CA. Each painting can be a challenge. That's what makes it fun unless you have problems meeting the challenge, go into a depressed state and lock said painting in a closet to be re-visited sometime in the future after you have overcome your depression. Anywho...I think I met the challenge on this one by laying down broad, flat swaths of grass and flower hues. After that, I came in and broke those swaths up with bits of shadow, and highlight hues. Finally, in the foreground, I painted a few individual flowers to complete the visual illusion of grass and flowers and depth of field. With a smaller, flat brush loaded up with a minimal amount of paint, I scumbled in the background trees to give the illusion of seeing through the foliage.