The next Moody Landscape started off as a river, but it quickly changed into a path. The rugged terrain and darker, somber colors, makes this piece more than moody. Descending, may be inspired by the Mad Max terrain? I am not sure, but once I started the rocks that stand higher than the fallen path below, my idea of where this painting was going changed. And from there, it kept changing!
I started with a blue path river and dark landscape, keeping the sky lighter and not intense as I knew my landscape was going to be detailed. It became clear to change the river to a path. I had a vision of long, stacked stone rocks and marshland. I scumbled muted colors, and kept stepping back, to keep the perspective. The rocks were too dark at first so I chose to lighten them up with similar muted colors to the landscape opposite of them. I also wanted them to look ominous just like the landscape! The sky stayed calm and the bottom of the path was not too exciting! So I added water interest over the rocks and stones and flooded into the dirt path. I stepped back and added the highlights where needed and I am very pleased to say, this one was done in three days. I just could not stop painting!
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Hello Everyone, I am painting a lot with this extra time we now have over the next few weeks!
I began this piece with the intention of an epic sky! Large, moody and surreal! I then decided it would be another rocky waterscape with the perspective from standing on the rocks above the shoreline.
I wanted this piece dark, but I still wanted the viewer to see details and the blue and gray rocks seemed to work well. To keep the viewer interested, I added movement to the sky and water. I could paint sky, water and rocks, all day, everyday as I find these elements so fascinating!
I started toning the canvas with color and placing the shapes of the clouds and rocks to get perspective. After everything was in place, the painting unfolded into a mysterious and moody place that I felt happy in so I just continued in that vein. Stepping back from the canvas is very important for balance and perspective, where the light should hit and flow. How water splashes on rocks and wanted to capture that without overworking detail. I finished with changing the rocks in the foreground and added a touch of reflection in the water from the large looming clouds above.
Surreal sky meets abstract expressionist land and sea? You be the judge!
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Another Beachscape! My inspiration was from the island of Virgin Gorda.
I started this piece with the idea of it being a total abstract, as I have done many times before, but it then becomes more realistic with each brush stroke. I chose to do a rocky shoreline and a sky filled with puffy clouds of whites and grays. The rocks changed a few times while painting. I didn't want them too dark or too light. I wanted them to anchor this piece. As I painted the shallow water, I saw a sandbar emerge and decided to go with bringing that element into the painting. The water, many tones of blue, purple and green, flow gently over the sandbar into the foreground creating a serene and tranquil scene. Tidepools and foamy water washing upon the shoreline. This piece reminds me of a quiet vacation spot on a secluded island. I wish I was there right now!
This piece is available to purchase on my website under Available Pieces.
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