Thursday, March 27, 2008



Lin's River

Done on Lama Li with DS paints. Photo ref was from Lin Frye. I painted the background first, wet-in-wet, using a band of Fr UM at the top and then switching to Indigo and Sedona (mixing on the paper) and then scraped in the trees when the sheen had left the paper. After it was completely dry, I painted some of the trees and did the ones in the foreground with more detail. It was a fun exercise -- and my first heavy wooded forest! Thanks, Lin, for the tip on scraping in those trees!!

3 comments:

Tami said...

This shows beautifully when you click on it to enlarge it. I was trying out the "scraping" technique the other day. If you do it too soon, the paint flow into the scrape instead of coming off. Yours came out perfect, love your shadows...

africantapestry said...

Beautiful Brenda...very atmospheric with the dense woods and then the clear river...great job on your first go!
ronell

Rock Kyndl said...

This piece is well done. The trees draw one in with nice depth and dimensionality.