Monday, May 4, 2015

Incandescent






















This one sat in the corner, half done, for several weeks as I contemplated how I was going to proceed. Such a busy subject, but I really loved the light bouncing off the stream peeking through the brush and tree branches. Wonderful contrast, shapes and light, as the sun was starting to set. You can't see in the photo of the painting, but I used a lot of tar gel in the background to give the illusion of tiny branches and such, but maybe little too busy. I had to pare down the background trees and fade out some branches while still capturing the over all mood. 'Incandescent', acrylic 40 x 40
below are my reference photos, the original and enhanced cropped one.