Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Winter Shadows, Part 3
This is the painting after the mask has been removed from the near rocks.
Here I have softened the areas of the rock cliff which I had masked. I used a stiffer brush than I normally work with. This requires careful strokes, firm enough to smudge the sharp edges but light enough so I don't damage the paper. A few light glazes of cobalt blue also softened the masked areas.
I darkened the trees with cobalt blue and added Orange Lake to the largest tree as well. I want that tree to be the most prominent.
A wash of Antwerp blue brightened the sky and distant snow. I continued working on the near cliff wall to give it more rocky texture and shape.
I am getting close to being finished so I printed the painting in grays. This helped me focus in on the areas that I will concentrate on next.
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