Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Alpine Hike [Acrylic, 24”x24”]

Alpine Hike

I’m dreaming of summer hikes in the beautiful foothills of the Canadian Rockies.  This painting is about that feeling – cool, clean, clear air, sunshine, and good old fashioned walking.  We’re still buried under the unmentionable white stuff here and YEARNING for warmer days!

This was painted in a direct fashion…  sketched in with a mix of Golden paints Crimson and Quinacridone Gold, then a first layer to block in the sky, mountains, tree band, and path.  After that was dry I went back in and defined some individual trees, added opaque highlights on some trees, and built up the rocks.  Fun! 

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I really like the brush strokes of the pine trees and the array of colors of the rocks. Good job.