Saturday, February 9, 2013

Ibex Dunes

1.94 Ibex Dunes. The sand in this painting required a lot more subtle color differences and blending than I typically use. This meant that I had to paint all of the color exactly as I wanted it to be before I could lay on the shadows. If I discovered that a bluish area needed to move over slightly, it would be too late to correct it after I had added the shadows which would preclude the use of the big brush I needed to do the blending. I typically try to paint with this in mind but usually find myself making corrections for reasons of composition at the end. What I discovered here though was that all the blending allowed me to move elements of the scene around while the paint was still wet and I made a lot of adjustments before I let that layer of paint dry. I'm going to have to come back to this one over the next couple of days to decide if it is interesting or not.

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