Another canvas finished. Hurrah! After weeks of being unwell, work piling up and a visit from Ofsted (!), I have finally managed to spend sometime with my paintbrushes. As promised, here is the story of Canvas 3 from start to finish. The painting is now titled 'On the Forest Floor'.
The First Layer
The Second Layer
The Third Layer
The Fourth Layer - Black and White.
In the process of outlining the ferns.
The Fifth Layer - Adding imagery and warmth too.
The Sixth Layer - Adding warmth
the final stages of
'On the Forest Floor'
I had great fun creating this canvas and while painting it, did not really think about the imagery that I was using. Now it is complete, I can see that my teenage travels to New Zealand must have penetrated into my subconscious. When I was in New Zealand, I was fascinated by their prehistoric forests. I have included an image found on Google to give you an idea of what they look like.
This has been a fascinating journey for me and well of out my usual comfort zone and style of painting. I hope you have enjoyed being on the journey with me.
Wishing you a very creative week.