VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Blocking In the Rocks
VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Blocking In the Water Cascading over the Rocks
I know the videos make it appear as if this paints very quickly but it has taken most of today to get the rocks and water to this point! Lots of going back and forth working on little details. The water rushing over the rocks causes foam to collect at their base. To indicate this, mixes of White + a little Ultramarine Blue are applied with thick brushstrokes. The contrast to the smoothness of the water in the pond below the falls, adds textural interest to the painting. You may click on the image to see this better.
To paint the lower edge of the Gallery Wrap Canvas, the canvas/cardboard unit is taken off the easel and placed upside down on the floor. You can see how having the canvas attached to the cardboard makes it very easy for me to handle the wet painting. There is no way I could do this without the cardboard backing!
“Texas Tapestry” 24 inches x 36 inches
I had originally planned to have more flowers, nestled to the right of the Sunflowers. However, when the rocks were complete I liked it better that you could see the stream dancing and splashing behind the large leaves and blossoms. More flowers would have covered this up. It also gives a welcome resting spot for the viewer to mentally “Sit on the Rocks”, listen to the melody of the babbling brook and enjoy the “Texas Tapestry” of spring wildflowers blanketing the hill! I appreciate you following along! With Colorful Smiles,
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