Celebration of Life

Moving beyond my pain and celebrating life.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Progression...Boar's Tusk...#2

I put some detail on the Tusk and played with the landscape a little bit. I think I might put some antelope in the foreground or maybe some wild horses or maybe just some sagebrush. I guess I will clean my paintbrushes and call it good for awhile.



  • At March 6, 2010 at 9:07 PM , Blogger ellie said...

    i love it, jolene!

  • At March 6, 2010 at 9:09 PM , Blogger Celebration of Life said...

    Thank you, Ellie! I am excited about getting it done.

  • At March 7, 2010 at 7:40 AM , Blogger Gary Keimig said...

    Definetely sagebrush forground Jo. In my workshops I like to get folks to have a "puddle" of paint the sky color from where they can add to everything else [with reason]as the sky affects whatever is going on in the landscape. You nailed the Boars Tusk. Remember detail gets less the further back towrds the Tusk and more pronounced closer up. Be careful of blue in the sage color. Think more greenish and gray[by mixing opposite on the color wheel]Greenish with purplish. Be careful with those mixtures though. You don't want them to be garish. I like the greens mixed by using say yellow ochre and even black[very little]and some alizarine or even better-red rose or Quindricine rose. Stay away from browns. You will get mud real quick. I recently read from art blogs about Chromatic black made by Gamblin paints. Got a tube and love it. Most instructors would tell you to never use black but used carefully it can do wonders. I like it mixed with yellows in varying degrees for trees and brush. God bless and Experiment on.

  • At March 8, 2010 at 8:15 AM , Blogger San said...

    It will be a pleasure to see what unfolds in the foreground. It's interesting to read Gary K's comments here.

  • At March 8, 2010 at 9:09 AM , Blogger Velvet Ginger said...

    Wow...spectacular Jo Jo! Like E...I love it...I also agree with Gary about the sage brush.
    You have my admiration sista!


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