Friday, October 15, 2010

Mt. Evans Panorama in process

More process today.  I've been wanting to do another largish piece of our beautiful mountains...Mt. Evans in panorama won.  It's such a signature place for Colorado I thought it would be a good one to do large...especially since a lot of people who will be seeing it in person live here  or at least appreciate our beautiful scenes.  This one is about 18" x 48" and will eventually be hanging on the gallery walls of "Up the Mountain Steakhouse" in Conifer.  It's such a beautiful place to show work...the widows have the beauty as well as a cozy fireplace.  If you live in this area you have to try their wonderful food!

It's gotten a bit dark here, so the photo didn't turn out as well as I would have liked, but you get the drift.  The darks you see in the bottom acrylic lay in are the same across...what I wanted to show in process is my approach to the mountains...I sketch in the silhouette and then work with modeling paste to bring in some extra texture, which, when paint is applied works so well for those shadows and contrasts!  You may have to click on this one to see the drawing and modeling paste application...I promise the finished piece will be a good picture!

This will be our Mt. Evans in snow as the winter is coming...and I can't stop it...Also, the mountains seem to look so strong when they have snow and shadows.

My application on the bottom will nearly cover completely the painted surface on bottom, but I maintain it is a valuable process as some colors do peek through and give it just that more umph!  The streaming I've begun on top has become my signature of sorts, so I love to apply something that weaves throughout...plus it is just another thing that leads ones eye across.

HAPPY CREATING!!

2 comments:

Watercolorist said...

Can't wait to see the finished piece. Lucky you that you have somewhere to display your pieces where the public can see them. Sounds idyllic.
Jean

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

It's fun! But my process is most fun!

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