Hearst Castle: all but the foreground

I finally got into working with the opaque mixtures tonight on the main tree. It’s looking pretty good, but perhaps a little more needs to be done to get at the impression I had in mind. I am new to using opaque with the transparent, so I won’t know for sure until I get the foreground finished with the large flowers. For those I intend to use impasto techniques to really make them pop out–I am thinking of the gondoliers in Sargent’s Bridge of Sighs painting. I like how this is shaping up. A good experiment so far, and I think in the same family still as my elephant seals painting.

Thanks for reading.

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One thought on “Hearst Castle: all but the foreground

  1. Linda Aber January 16, 2014 / 2:19 am

    Oh wow!!!!!! The blue pot, blue flowers, salmon rooftop, details, everything!

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