So Now I have worked up the sky. I decided to go with Vandyke brown and adding medium, a little white and some cadmium yellow pale hue. This way I can add the drama and work with that to bring up the rest of the painting. Everything but the sky is still in acrylic.
I thought I was done with this piece. Still the background was bothering me. Too vivid and bright. I didn’t feel the mood I like to portray in my work. I spoke to an artist friend and asked his opinion.
Darken the back, like you do with the others. I had considered this all too briefly a few days before. I took his advice and as soon as I started to work on it I knew it was right and my piece would tie up for me.
So. This is it and it’s at the gallery. Thanks Victoria for my title, “Carcass”
Well I am as close as it will get with this boat piece. I had to darken down the rocks to help the boat punch out. I darkened down the bottom of the hills behind also to give it a bit of depth, as unreal as it is. It’s all about mood, lighting, subject. What is the first impression before the critic gets in the way.