Thursday, January 8, 2015

Day 8 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

The Church on the Hill | Pastel | 9x9

Tonight, I revisited one of my favorites starts. In 2013 at the Mendocino Open Paint Out's first event, I started this from a visit to the beach after the Quick Draw.  I am so pleased it turned out ever so much better than I had started it!

First, I used compresssed air to get rid of the whole bottom 60%.  Then, a quick underpainting with isoprophyl alcohol was applied, oranges going to purple. From there, it was a weaving process in each area of the painting.  Had a grand time doing it - and that's the point, eh?  Tried to place the driftwood so it leads your eye in and points to the steeple. 

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