Ok, so last post I showed the process of acrylic painting remembering to photograph the stages as each day progressed. The painting Watching the Hikers was viewed for two days and though it seemed complete I was not satisfied, I felt it could be pushed a bit further. The greens tended to be a bit too consistent as I used Ultramarine blue with Cadmiums it gave a muted green which was good for the effect of the cloudy spring day which was what the week camping in Waterton held for us.
Everyday was rainy for a portion of it which made for beautiful strong coloration of abundant wildflowers which were ablaze across the hillsides. Bears and coyote ambling through the fields were a joy to behold as we drove through the park. Due the rain, trails were slippery enough that I could not traverse them so we stayed pretty close to the highway, after all if I slip my poor hubby is the one who has to carry me back out, and I am not that light.
As with most artists the more we paint/create the more we learn the more we develop. So practice and keep on creating.
In the last three weeks I have painted three acrylic paintings. "In the Wake of the Loons" a canoeist on a lake at evening when the light becomes bold across the landscape. "Cameron Waterfalls" at Waterton Lakes National Park and "Watching the Hikers" also a Waterton landscape.
Another Bear in the wildflowers painting is in its rough draft stage, will I remember to document its progress? I will attempt to as I wish to push this one with bolder wider looser brush strokes and use less muted color. I have an idea in my mind where I wish to go with this one which is unusual for me as I tend to paint tight and very detailed. Maybe this is another turning point in painting for me, time and paint will tell.