Friday, June 13, 2008
Poseidon's Gift; Purple Clouds?!
Here are the results of another two days of painting, and this thing is finally coming together. Click on the image above to see a larger view.
Why purple clouds? Well, one of the challenges of creating these panels is that we have to follow the patterns and colors that are on them while adding our own artistic interpretations of the horse to them. We are only allowed to deviate by 20% in colors and lights and darks. So, purple clouds were a better idea than northern lights in a tropical setting in the daylight.
They ARE rather purple, though, aren't they? When all is dry, I will glaze some blue over them to bring them into a more realistic realm.
Tomorrow I start to paint the ocean and am really looking forward to that!