Thank you for checking in with me this week!
I try to write this blog weekly, telling you about my latest work, but there are some weeks that life gets busy! Especially when the sun is shining and days are longer and warm. I hope to get outside and paint this season, something I have not done in quite a number of years.
I have just finished a painting for a client who lives in western North Carolina. In doing my research there, it is a beautiful area with many waterfalls, mountains and lush trees. They asked me to incorporate these elements into the piece, and after a few sketches, I began the piece.
I blocked in the where the waterfall, rocks, as well as the trees on the mountain. Next up, I filled in the trees, grasses and shrubbery. I then added details to the foreground rocks. I also added the sunlight filtering in from the left. The waterfall was next, making sure I didn’t totally block it all white as if it was a white curtain! Waterfalls show the rock behind it as well as the color of the water. Next, another tree in the foreground to give more perspective. Moss on the rocks, sunlight rays reflecting on the water and now this piece is a wrap!