Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Though I was fairly happy with the results of the painting I did, along with Johannes' demo, I felt that it needed a few adjustments and some cleaning up, some in response to Johannes' comments during the demo, and some that I decided on myself. So, above, you can see the final result (unless something else comes to my attention), and compare with my last posting. I increased the sky and added some more top to the trees, cleaning up the sky-holes, lightening the blue a bit, and softening the edges of the trees against the sky. I worked on the middle-ground bushes, adjusting the color to a more olive green, and bringing forward some of the trees. The cliffs called for a bit of reworking, also - but not much. I softened the color of the blue rivulet in the distance, and cleaned up the edges of the beach, adding some shadow under the edge and a bit of white in the water to define the edge. Moving to the foreground, I added a little warmth to the color of the beach. It got too gray as I was furiously trying to keep up with Johannes. Cleaning up the edges of the rocks, I lightened the shadows a bit, and added some definition to the water around the rocks. I think that this helps to keep the rocks from looking like they are floating in the water. I feel like it is complete, but I will post it on the WetCanvas website, and see what Johannes says. I'll let you know. I'm thinking he may suggest lightening the brown in the water. Let's see...
I put out a question to other artists on the WetCanvas site, about painting murals, and asked for any suggestions or feedback. I received a very nice email from an artist, who just so happened to have also painted several murals in baptisteries. He had some great advise that will help me out, and after I consider some of his suggestions, I'll let you know. It is amazing that we can find people to connect with, through the internet.