So, after I painted the sky, the next thing on the list was the "pavement". Since this is supposed to represent an 18th century city and would need to be "cobblestone" and/or paved with bricks, I decided the shape of them would be achieved with quilting, so I just needed to paint a stone-ish background.
To achieve this layered look, I started by mixing sap green and burnt umber...
Despite the "rotten vegetation" colour of the paint, I knew it would be a great under layer. So I daubed it on all over the pavement area, and then I mixed up some grey-ish blue, grey-ish black, grey-ish white, etc.
In all, there were six grey-based colours which I layered one on top of each other to achieve the effect I was looking for.
And I was pretty pleased with it at this point. *pats self on shoulder*
Is anyone else noticing a problem here? Maybe one of proportions?
If the focal point of this piece is what's happening on the street, this is great.
Except, it's NOT.
And if I trim it where that line is, the piece no longer fits within the parameter of the call.
It has to be a minimum of 40 inches on its shortest side. Cutting all of that off would make it about 30 inches.
And you know what THAT means, right?
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