Monday, February 6, 2012

MY 1ST GRAND CANYON PAINTING

BIRD'S EYE VIEW
With great intrepidity I launched into my first Grand Canyon painting.  After all, I can't really call myself an Arizona artist unless I've actually painted the GC, right?  But now, at the almost-ready-to-varnish-stage, I find myself stuck in the artist frozen zone, unsure of what to do next. I am pondering glazing a light blue over the way-back to make it look more distant, but I'm not sure if it would improve it or kill it.  Scott Gellatly, the Product Manager over at Gamblin Artist Colors, has suggested a couple of products I should try for glazing. . . G-Gel or Neo Megilp.  So I'm getting ready to detach from this painting with the proverbial chain saw and glaze away!  I'll let you know the results.

1 comment:

  1. COOLEST painting of the Grand Canyon EVER! You are rockin' it! I would only lighten the blue top of the distant mountain a bit so it's not such a straight line back there and against the yellow, it's kind of push- me-pull me-- (yellow coming forward and blue going back) It's all about the king of the roost, anyway. The light on the tree and the bird are so harmonious. Bravo!

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