Monday, February 14, 2011

Finished- Long Slide Falls 28"x 22" oil on linen























Callin' er done I think...

Today I wrestled with the water...bit more shadows on the left, and at the whitewater applied a good amount of white pigment.
















Learned some time ago...that if you want a pigment to appear its brightest, best to use a paint knife and lay it on thick and flat.  The minute ruts left behind of a bristle brush actually invites the play of shadows each rut casts upon another...and a color appears a tad dull.  So, I applied the pigment quite heavy...smooth with the paint knife, but where I think the eye should pick up on more turbulence of the water...I mixed up another batch of white pigment, used a wide bristle...and laid in very thick strokes...

Here is a smaller view, as if standing 4-5 paces back...(and all images clicked on show up bigger)

5 comments:

Mick Carney said...

Love the way you have handled the shifts from light to shadow. The shadow range from the water to the deep undergrowth is beautifully handled.

Larry Seiler said...

thanks Mick...appreciated

SEILER said...

Looks great Dad, so warm!

Larry Seiler said...

Thanks Jason...

Dominic Philibert said...

Very powerful colours!
Awesome work Larry!