Friday, August 19, 2011

Spider Rock

1.43 Spider Rock. Hmm, more finger painting. I pretty much did this whole painting by hand (literally) before going back and repainting some sections with the brush. All the shadows were done with a brush. I kind of like the contrast of the sharp edged shadows with the unpredictable coloration that comes from applying paint with my fingers. This also helped me with a common problem I encounter when I'm painting a canyon. I always struggle to find the right balance between emptiness and little details in the land that runs off to the horizon. The random application of color followed by rubbing and scraping to reshape that color gave an interesting wavy quality to that part of the painting that I like more than anything going on in the foreground.

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