May. 27, 2016

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My last blog showed a painting I was working on. I mentioned some things I would be changing...but guess what? A painting takes on its own life while you are working on it and suddenly it speaks to you in a different way. Instead of softening the mountains in the backgound I made them more stark by contrasting two colors. I remembered thinking that some of the shadows around the cactus were creating the effects of stained glass so I added more reds and oranges to bring that area more alive to the viewer. And so it goes... off to rest and dry a month before I add varnish. I hope to have it ready for a show in July... and if it isn't dry by them I will use a hair dryer to accomplish what mother nature didn't complete.