Friday, October 30, 2009

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.221

Hello again painting fans.

This week we'll be continuing with the painting of the Sedona butte.

The photo that I will be using is seen directly below.

I'll be using my usual acrylics on an 8x10 canvas.

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

Since last time I've continued to work on the painting.

There are lots of changes this week. Despite my statement last week, I have once again muted the colors of the butte by applying a very layer of thin white paint. It now has the hazy washed out look that I had been seeking. Before that paint was totally dry I actually used my finger to blot and move it around.

I've now completed the foreground. The plants to both the left and right of the path have been heavily revised. On the left, things are now a bit more natural. On the right, I've defined the brushy plants closest to the viewer. A short distance behind them, 4 newly-grown bushes lead the eye toward the center of the painting. The path itself has been given some character with a bit of white paint.

The posts and rock have been also been revised. They now have more of a three dimensional appearance. Finally, the sky to the right rear has been given just a touch of blue paint. The painting is now finished.

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

That's about it for now. Next week I'll have a new piece to show you. See you then. As always, feel free to add photos of your own work in the comments section below.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

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