Saturday, May 13, 2006

Brachina Gorge (WIP) Completed

Well unless something comes to my notice that I need to make an alteration, this work is now finished.

The creek bed was actually a lot of fun to do.

I had stained the paper with darker pastels before putting the mid and lighter values over the top. Few flicks of grasses here and there plus a couple of fallen twigs. I could have put more of the fallen timber under the tree but thought it was busy enough already without additional debris.

The close up of the creek bed is blown up larger than the actual painting even though I have shrunk the pixels. It will give you a pretty good idea what the pastel marks look like



Now for the completed painting.

2 comments:

Laura said...

Susan, this is stunning and completely wonderful!! What crisp air and golden light you've rendered! I am so impressed and so delighted to be able to see the final piece. Wish I could see it in person. The post below about hitting the paper with a stick was very witty and informative.

Susan Borgas said...

Thank you Laura, I am glad you enjoy your visit.