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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