Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sunset Fortress - more WIP

Been too long since I've been in front of the canvas.  So tucked the kids in, tucked my wife, earphones on, Pandora radio station of choice - Dido.  Tonight I straightened out some walls on the fortress.  Ah, the dangers of painting from a photograph...lens distortion makes the vertical walls of the fortress lean in towards the center...and that's what I painted.  So I fixed that tonight.  Also, spent a great deal of time working over the hillside before the castle.  The rocks are very difficult.  So next session I'll probably try and tackle the water which I think will really make this painting work.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sunset Fortress - WIP

A little more progress on this fortress...still much to do.  I think I'm liking the sunlit atmosphere in this one! The white below the fortress is going to be a some light colored rocks leading down to the water.  My goodness, painting those rocks it proving to be difficult.