Friday, June 20, 2008
Davenport Cypress Trees
A recent trip to Santa Cruz, CA with art friends gave me sights to ponder and paint. We took our trip before the fires burned the landscape. A very special spot just north of Davenport inspired this painting. I hope these trees weren't damaged!
In the painting on the left, you see my "under painting" which is done on Wallis sanded paper with pigment in dispersion (like water colors without the gum arabic).
The second painting shows the finished product, with pastel on top, but places where the under painting shows through. I enjoy the texture and feel of the wet under painting and the dry drawing of the pastel on top. The best of both worlds, I think. And 24" X 18" is a nice size for landscapes.