Friday, July 09, 2010

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.257

Hello again painting fans.

This week I'll be continuing with the Arizona saguaro painting. The photo that I will be using is seen directly below.

I will be using my usual acrylics on a 5 by 5 inch gallery-style canvas.(This is a thicker canvas similar to the one used in the Cape May 2nd Empire house painted just prior to this piece.)

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

Since that time I have continued to work on the painting.

I've moved down to the middle and lower areas of the scene. The hills in the middle distance now appear in a layered green-over-blue with highlights at the peaks. I simply added a loosely painted watery green over the blue. The highlights had more yellow in the mix.

Below, I've begun to paint the cacti, carefully placing/sizing them to suggest distance. These too started as blue with highlights added to the left side of each. I've already outlined the foreground in anticipation of the coming changes. (Yes, it does look like the cacti are standing in a pond!)

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

That's about it for now. Next week I'll have more progress 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.



Blogger FARfetched said...

I do like the heavy contrast between light and shadow here. I presume the "pond" will start going away next week. :-D

3:11 PM  
Blogger boran2 said...

Thanks Far! Yes, that pond has already dried up.

9:34 PM  

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