Monday, October 4, 2010

I had worked up the watercolor portion of my experiment over the weekend and now have begun using Acrylics and working my light and shadow as I go along with my detailing. It is turning out to be an interesting experiment.

16 comments:

Charlene Brown said...

This looks like a perfect way to present the sparkle of individual leaves unique to trembling aspens.

martinealison said...

Vos bouleaux sont solennels et royaux.
J'aime le tronc de ces arbres et vous avez majestueusement ajusté le feuillage. Bravo!

Prabal said...

This is turning out to be beautiful. There is a lot of life in those trees.

rahina q.h. said...

aspens are wonderful in paint and you have done these justice...i love those shards of sunlight... beautiful work. i am also in admiration of your ability to really see colours and tones with such clarity!

Dors said...

Very interesting.. yes. Love the Autumn (Fall) colors. I can't wait to see this one finished.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Great use of complementary purple and yellow! I may have to break out my acrylics for a painting I am working on now which has aspens. Thanks for the inspiration!

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This fabulous work with us
Good creations

Katherine Kean said...

This is beautiful. I love the purple and gold together. I also like the freshness of this - it can be hard to tell from a photo, but I'm not sure it needs any more detail!

suzanneberry said...

i know it's obvious but i just feel compelled to say that viewing your work is like taking a breath of clean mountain air! just amazing. hope all is well!

art2cee2 said...

Love any representation of autumn leaves and this is coming out beautiful. Love the light and shadow. :-)

Erik said...

Interesting experiment Gary. Will the gouache not lift when you go over them with acrylics?

Gary Keimig said...

interesting thought, Eric. Will have to check that out. I would not think so being as how I paint in thin layers[more like washes. But will definitely have to look into that.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Gary...please do let us know if it lifts. I have decided to switch to acrylics for the end details of a large painting I am working on. I started in transparent watercolor, used gouache for the middle ground and foreground and decided to experiment with acrylics to finish the foreground details. I would be interested in hearing what you think. Since I am using Fall colors and painting aspens I will be watching for what happens.

Teresa said...

Another beautiful Aspen painting in the works! Are you going to stay with acrylic to finish it or are you switching to oil later?

L.Holm said...

Beautiful effect. That's an interesting approach.

r garriott said...

The bright yellow really sparkles over the deep blue... This is well on it's way to spectacular.