What started as simple bands of colour representing the landscape became an intuitive exploration of collage, contrast and colour. Mixed media approximately 12 x 16″ on Fabriano Artistico 300gsm paper.
Movement, gesture, line are important elements that I endeavour to portray in my landscape studies. Using a number of tools I set out to capture those elements in the following mixed media pieces. All approximately 6×6″ on Fabriano Artistico 300gsm paper.
From water-based ink to permanent ink, acrylic and soft pastel, I feel I am moving in the right direction with this image. Wanting to further abstract and delve into the immenseness of this landscape, it’s far reaching water-ways and undulating ranges. I may possibly change the colour scheme to reflect it’s peacefulness and test the waters of aerial perspective; transitioning between gentle washes and expressive line work.
With my journey into abstracting this image I made an attempt at a monoprint – which didn’t work very well. I used a water-based oil paint as opposed to a water-based printing ink, the viscosity of the paint was not thick enough to adhere to the roller or the glass plate. However, not to be beaten I worked into the study; initially with a brush and then a water-based coloured pencil. The final sketch was my impetus for the ink and pastel study above.
Previous work on this image can be viewed here …A productive morning in the studio…