“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.

Abstracted Landscape…experimenting with texture.

After a bracing early morning walk I headed for the studio keen to get started on a further series of abstracted landscape studies. Although the images shown were produced more or less together I revisited each one from differing angles, some using a muted colour palette some more vibrant. Using brush, pastel stick, spraying and drying and sanding back. My aim was to find those colour combinations and textures I found exciting to use in future work.

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