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Author Topic: My newest landscape Desert Canyon  (Read 929 times)


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on: March 12, 2016, 05:18:55 AM
Done on Canson 12" x18" 140lb. C.P. watercolor paper with Golden's Acrylic Ground for pastels for layering and textureal reasons.
I used Rembrandt, Blicks, Mount Vision and some soft pastel pencils by Derwent.
It sat on my easel for a while as I tried to get some atmospheric perspective happening I thought there could be more detail in the cliffs but no because that defeats the purpose of creating "space".
C&C welcome and greatly appreciated!
I almost forgot the green in the painting appears super bright and overpowering.
It doesn't look like that in person I swear!
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Reply #1 on: June 02, 2016, 11:13:05 AM
Don't know how we missed this one. Nice bright colours, well done  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #2 on: June 02, 2016, 01:49:33 PM
Sorry your post got burried... must have come with a wave of posts.

I like the softness of your painting.  It is okay to add brightness and details in the foreground the make the Grand Canyon more interesting... can be all the same colour at some time if the year.

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Reply #3 on: June 02, 2016, 04:14:00 PM

I do not recall having seen this either and it is dated March 11, 2016.

I like this, but am distracted by the circle of red dots to the right of center.  Are those sheep in the field?  If so, I'd add a few more to avoid having the circle shape.

You did a good job creating depth the green fields and the large patches of soil.


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Reply #4 on: June 03, 2016, 03:51:12 AM
Are there sheeps in the Grand Canyon?

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Reply #5 on: June 08, 2016, 08:20:17 PM
i think you did it well,


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Reply #6 on: June 08, 2016, 08:31:13 PM
Nicely done