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Black Water

Size: 36″x48″
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Working Title: Black Water

On the Easel

9/10/09
This is another experiment with a larger canvas. It’s always a challenge expand your vision to fill a bigger space. I really don’t know what to expect with this piece, but I have an idea in mind.

The first step was the Red Acrylic underpainting, as usual. Next, the sky and clouds are done in oils. I am looking to capture the power of the incoming storm.

The difficult part is getting the perspective right for the next step, which will be the foreground

9/15/09
Today, the vast majority of the foreground was added. I notice that like the First Angel painting,  this color spectrum doesn’t seem to photograph too well – sorry ’bout that. At some point I might photograph it outside to capture the true colors.

Time to start working on better lighting options in the Studio.

9/22/09
Here is the finished piece. I took it outside to photograph, so the colors are more accurate on this pic. I added the figure and some foreground details. The figure really captures your attention and is an effective focal point, despite its small size. I actually like this one! I like the mood that is set here quite a bit.


See larger views of the finished piece in the Landscape Gallery

See you again soon…