This painting was done in watercolor, with some of the details picked out in various kinds of colored pencil. I wasn’t completely successful in capturing the image, but at least I think I caught the light to the extent that I wanted to.
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I had the idea to do this when I saw a particularly evocative waterfall. I was originally going to detail it far more, but stopped when my partner said it was complete and I noticed I liked the effect as well. Acrylic on canvasboard.
This isn’t one of my most recent works, but one that I hadn’t appreciated enough. I was looking at it again the other day and I noticed some small details – like the movement of the water – that I really enjoyed looking at. I always enjoy seeing new things in art that I’ve put away for a while.
Notice how there’s a contrail? Suddenly, there’s a story there… who is this person, who are they waiting for, what’s that red ribbon above them? Are they stuck on a primitive world and waiting for rescue? Or are they just on vacation?
Click on the picture for a (much) better view.
I did this guy with a background of acrylic paint, but sharpening up the contrast with markers. I like the effect. It was done on a small canvasboard, only a few inches wide.