Thursday, March 13, 2014

All about the Landscape

Many of my paintings are all about the animal. Here the focus is on the landscape. I wanted to portray the vastness of Greenland and a vertical composition seemed to fit the bill. Using my muskox reference from above the Arctic Circle in Alaska, I am able to use the muskox for scale. My plan is to paint the landscape loosely at this stage, then the foreground shield rocks, then the muskox.

Once everything is in place, I'll go back through the entire painting and tighten up various areas to pull the painting together.

Stage 1 - Drawing then sealing the painting with a raw sienna/burnt sienna value wash
Stage 2 - Wet on wet oil painting from top to bottom

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