Acrylic, Approx 11" x 15"
Original artwork SOLD
Image available for license.
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'Despite their fearsome reputation it is a rare traveller who is rewarded with a glimpse of these magnificent creatures.'
I have been wanting to do more landscape studies, and also personal projects, in this picture I managed to realise both ambitions.
The waterfall created a perfect framing device against which to set the silhouette of the Dragon. The Recession into shadows and looser marks help to frame the focal point. plus I really enjoyed painting that water - getting all energetic with my mark making, and enjoying using a couple of different gels. The 'slow-dri blending gel 'enabled the soft glaze of the mistiness, whilst a 'Gloss heavy gel' was used throughout for blending, and in larger quantity for a more impasto effect.
I was inspired by a photograph taken by WVDolphin [link]
who takes the coolest waterfall pictures.