Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Another painting done from a photograph of Yosemite Falls taken by Gerald Parras. (Thanks again, Gerald.) It's a grand place, full of drama and mystery. I love the scale created by the inclusion of the small figure. The large underlying shapes in the painting please me, with the dark green and strong blue triangles 'pointing' the eye into the sunlit trees and waterfall. Of course, the strong light angle of the falls and the varied geometry of the rock wall are the stars of the show!
If you care to see the progress of the painting, take a look at this post on WetCanvas. It shows how I approached this one. It's painted on Arches 300 cold press watercolor paper, and is 7" x 5" in size. HUGE for me!