Thursday, July 7, 2016

Painting in a Series

In this painting, I worked from a sketch that I made of Jackson Falls in New Hampshire.  I've done several waterfall paintings lately.  Painting moving water is a challenge.  But waterfalls are fairly consistent and allow for study.  Besides, I love standing near them and listening to the pounding water.

I painted the water first.  It was the focal point, the largest shape in the composition, and the lightest shape.  Study the shape and you'll see that it interlocks with the rocks on shore, making it an irregular shape. 

Finding a subject that appeals to you can solve the problem of what to paint when you can't think of anything else to paint. 

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