“Using orange and yellow acrylic as a base, I painted the tree, mountain and sky shapes, being careful to keep the brights”
This abstract of the colors of glacier ice and shadows came from a more realistic rendition of a photo from Iceland. I used that as an underpainting, adding deep darks to suggest a chasm in the ice and strong strokes to give the feel of ice shards.
While on a painting trip to Ireland, I used watercolor to render this thatch roof cottage at low tide in Ballybaughn. The inlet below the wall had layers of water, stones, seaweed and grasses that create horizontal layers of color and texture, my favorite part of this painting. Again, gouache help to give emphasis to the lights.