Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WORKING SECOND LAYER OF GORE MOUNTAINS

I've been inching along with the second "layer" of my long skinny Gore Mountain painting...The fun challenge of these layer paintings as I call them is to try to blend each layer with the layer above it so it looks seamless...like it really belongs.  In reality I am using several reference photos of scenes in and around the Gore Mountain Range...so, blending each scene or "layer" is important.  You have to keep in mind the colors and values with each layer and make sure you bring unity to each step down the support. It is FUN, but challenging, which is what every artist wants when working...otherwise it becomes tedious and boring...well, for me anyway!  You can see the unpainted section at the bottom just waiting for me to add layer number 3! FUN DOINS!

This detail section is me laying in the water and beginning to put trees in and going down to prepare for the next layer...at this point I'M not even sure what scene I will incorporate....that is exciting stuff for me!!
For the larger tree on the left I grabbed my sandpaper and oils and painted it in oil.  I wasn't happy with the viscosity of my acrylics to get the effect I wanted in the tree, so I sanded a little behind it to give the oil a surface to grab on to and painted it.  I have to have this painting finished in a few days for a show on the 20th of February, and now that I've incorporated a bit of oil I need to give it time to dry a bit!  I'm not laying in the oil very thickly so it should have plenty of time to dry!

So...as life demands I'm off to do asundry things and hopefully back this afternoon to play some more!!

HAPPY CREATING!

2 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

This is truly looking amazing, Saundra. I like the almost b&w appearance of the mountains next to the crisp colors on the lower elevations. Beautiful job!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Thanks Miss Sherry...I'm having FUN!

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