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!
Thank you for checking in with me today!