Friday, October 17, 2008

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.167

Welcome back.

This week we'll be continuing with the Sonoran desert scene. I'm doing this on an 8x10 canvas in my usual acrylic paints.  The photo that I'm using is seen in the photo directly below.

When last seen, the photo appeared as it does in the photo directly below.

Since that time I have continued to work on the painting

Fianlly, I've branched out beyond the cactus. I've painted the shadow cast by the cactus as well as a shadow from an unseen plant to the right. With these simple changes the cactus now appears as an integral part of the landscape. It sits in the scene rather than on it.

I've also painted in the start of the hills to the left and rear. The cactus now appears to push forward. Note that the current blue provides a shadowed base for the greens that will be painted over it.

The current state of the painting is seen in the photo directly below.

That's about it for now. I'll see you next week with more progress. As always, feel free to add photos of your own work in the comments section below.

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