I have been wanting to try this for a while now, having seen the banner on Keith’s blog. Last night I went to look and found he had put the whole painting on which I found breath-taking. Sorry about the oohs and aaahs Keith but it was inspiring.
Here is my first wash:
And here is how it looks now:
This is showing promise and I may fiddle a bit more to work out how I will do the next version. I am sure I can get further with the first wash. The colours made such lekker patterns in the paper.
It is good to see it here – man this looks dramatic – though not quite what I am aiming for. The dark at the top is supposed to be a cliff face with patches of snow and there are rocks in front of the cave with a snow-bank in the foreground. There are grassy plants sticking out of the snow which I could do better. But the glow works hey? I have used a warm yellow and purple (from the other side of the colour wheel and Windsor blue with a green shade which should be opposite the warmer yellow and I added some cadmium red to the blue to create darks. I am going to read a bit more of Jeanne Dobie on darks and glow.
OK – here is how it looks now – I think this is pretty much it for this version. I have put in some hikers and more darks. I had a look at Keith’s flowers and I see he is not scared to pour on the darks.
Any input on how I could do it better would be appreciated here. The snow-slope in the foreground is irredemable I think – or at least I don’t have the energy to fiddle with it any longer – that clump of grass is rather pathetic – the rest is OK for me:L