The colorful paintings and whimsical musings of artist Kristy Tracy
Friday, August 21, 2009
Sky and Mountains
Time for color! In acrylics, I always work from back to front, so on this painting I started with the sky. Even though I've plotted my course with a detailed underpainting, I'm not bound to it. It's like the Pirates' Code...they're more like guidelines! So after a lot of arguing with myself, I decided to add clouds. In order to make the background recede, I blur the edges of the mountains. Later I will bring the foreground forward by making it more detailed.