“Cow Parsley”…I think it’s going to rain.

I know it’s a strange title but in keeping with the recent weather here in the North Island of New Zealand. I painted over the beginnings of a still life composition that wasn’t quite coming together. A number of layers later the final image immerged…

Video shows the process of building acrylic layers prior to soft pastels.
Felt it needed greater definition of contrast.
Was tempted to stay at this point but wanted to challenge myself a little more.
“Cow Parsley”…I think it’s going to rain. Approximately 29″ x 21” mixed media on Fabriano Artistico paper. If you click on the image it will take you to the Landscape Gallery where this piece is available for purchase.

Joining with the Landscape…follow up

So I am back from the studio with a full day behind me and definitely feeling re-connected with my local landscape and my art practice. As you can see from the process shots my starting point was tones of yellow but for some reason; the sun and a little spring gardening, this piece has definitely taken on a summer feel – can’t resist those splashes of marigold and nasturtium and vibrant phthalo green – just makes you want to take a walk in those tall lush grasses – can almost feel the sun on my back!

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