Canyon Light

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mbaileyart wrote
on 3 Nov 2008 10:32 AM

Watercolor on Arches 140lb Hot Press paper, 21 1/4 x 13 1/4.

A combination of watercolor techniques, traditional glazing, dry brush, and wet-in-wet.

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mbaileyart wrote
on 3 Nov 2008 10:35 AM

Always helps to upload the painting doesn't it?!

 

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on 19 Nov 2008 4:47 PM

Michael,

Very nice work. The foreground is very dramatic. How did you preserve the white areas? Did you do any masking first?

Missy

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mbaileyart wrote
on 19 Nov 2008 5:45 PM

Thanks Missy.

I did mask the really detailed white areas first with frisket as I wanted to preserve a very high key suggestion of bright light on the surface of the rock. The foreground was a challenge to get a feeling of depth to the canyon walls so I decided to work wet-in-wet and hopefully capture light and dark mixing with a bit of mystery.

Thanks again.

Michael

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CaptElaine wrote
on 27 Nov 2008 4:15 PM

Michael.... this is incredible, the depth, the color... it is very dramatic... I love the way you made the tops of the rocks white hot... fabulous composition... it draws you in...wonderful painting. Sorry it took me so long to comment, this site is a little slow starting up and I don't visit as often as I should....

Capt Elaine Beer

Charleston SC USAParadise

http://captelaine.blogspot.com

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on 22 Oct 2009 1:10 AM

Nice work

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