"Mountain Track" - Acrylic on Canvas - 30x24"

Had fun doing this one today - using big brushes, loads of paint, impasto gel, water sprayer, palette knife, rags, fingers and hands - just GOING FOR IT! Whoohoo! That's the real benefit of doing those little pleinair paintings before the big studio piece - it lets you try things you normally wouldn't because you've got most of the problems solved already.

The acrylics I used are the Atelier Interactive Professional Artists’ Acrylics from Chroma which are re-workable - allowing for more of a wet in wet painting technique normally only possible with oil painting.
More info here: http://www.livepaintinglessons.com/art_supplies.php

Took some progress photos for you through the day...

Started work on this dried base this morning.

Blocked in the darks.

The finished painting.

The Location - The Crown Range, over Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand.

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Comment by Edith McClelland AEA UWA WCSI on August 10, 2010 at 14:26
Richard... you truly inspire me to get out there with the paints - now, can you stop it raining?
Love this painting - cheers,
Comment by Marie Pinschmidt on August 9, 2010 at 12:13
Richard, I really like this painting. You did a masterful job of playing the yellow against its compliment, purple, at the base of the mountain. Just lovely.
Comment by Peni Baker on August 7, 2010 at 7:58
I think that you for sure have a psychedelic brain. And I mean that only in the very best way!
Comment by Ginny Blakeslee Breen on August 6, 2010 at 4:51
This painting is gorgeous, Richard!!
Comment by aram b habit on August 6, 2010 at 4:32
Hi Richard...You are always the best in your way of teaching the painting wish to be one of your student
And I will blame to anybody who leaves near of you and he didn’t,all the best


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