Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"Autumn's Glory"

"Autumn's Glory" 24x30 acrylic

This is based from a photograph taken near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. It was October, fall colors were at their peak. During the late afternoon and as the sun lowered, it filtered through the trees, creating dramatic shadows and highlighting the grass. A deer is staring back at the viewer, ready to leap into hiding. This deer was not in this exact scene but was encountered in this same area, startled by us hikers. I have began using Golden Open acrylics, they give more working time than most acrylics but dry quicker than oils. I enjoyed getting back into using acrylics re-discovering the effects of using washes and layering color.