Archives for the month of: December, 2013

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From the ink sketch, I knew that I wanted to keep this image as simple as possible. The horizon line was the most important part of the scene, it needed show how expansive this space can be.  After adding more layers of wax to get that eroding feeling of things past, the picture became a heavily textural piece with the overhead viewpoint just askew. When there is plenty of texture, it seems to create a more energetic feeling with a sense of time moving along.

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This is the final sky. I gave it some more light, although once with a greyish background it’s hard get pure white, that’s why I like to paint with gesso. Since gesso is acrylic, it stands out from the more muted oil and wax with a brighter, more chalky appearance.

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