The weather is becoming darker and the wind colder.
... Perhaps that is why I want to create atmosphere rather than pictorial representation in my wooden panels.
My colours are becoming more autumnal, russets, golds and deep reds.
my skies are becoming darker and stormier.
|sketchbook page acrylic and ink|
my sketchbook experiments are echoing the darker months.
Sheep huddled together for warmth, surrounded by dark brooding skies.
My wooden panels are cut and then sanded with my hand sander.. it is a great machine that saves lots of time.
I work on several at the same time, that way each panel can dry while I work on the next, creating continuity. I hate waiting for things to dry... often a heatgun can blister glue and gesso and so I am careful not to apply too much heat.
The wild grass panels are coated with layers of gesso and paint. While I am waiting for it to dry I begin building up texture on my next panel.
The wild grass panels are given a sprinkling of cosmic shimmer mist through some plastic netting,
I cut lots of gold paper strips for the tall grasses.
|wild grass 2|
And to finish the third panel 15 small cottages are added along with a couple of sheep to finish' 15 crofts'.
Linking to Paint party friday