Friday, 9 September 2016

SAWTOOTH RANGE AND BRIDGE - DAY 10

SAWTOOTH RANGE AND BRIDGE
by Sea Dean
8" x 10" Birch Cradle
Acrylic
On Exhibit at Skyway Kelowna Airport

This painting was very challenging. It's a case of loving a photo but the image just doesn't translate well into paint. The original image was a collection of simple shapes and almost monotone. I boosted the color but it didn't look right. I changed the color palette and that didn't look right either. Then I pulled out my extra heavy gel and palette knife and added luscious sweeping chunks of impasto. Still not right.

Back to the drawing board or at least the color wheel.