I like it! I've named it "Vistas", oil, 40" wide x 30" tall.
So it turned out to be a horizontal painting. I kept wanting that but for the longest it was working as vertical.
How did I end up getting here? Good question. If you watched Part 1 and Part 2, you saw that for a while I was just pushing paint around. Truly, I would add a color and stroke it around but nothing was speaking to me. At some point I got tired of that, turned it to a horizontal and began pulling large areas together.
I live in the mountains, I love the mountains, but I rarely paint them. So I started to see if the paint would work in a mountain range format.
It became a pleasure and now I switched to oils. As I worked I scraped through to some of the other layers of color that had been laid down over the days. I love doing that - scratch through and there is what you have been working on earlier only now it is enhancing the piece. Oil paints are the best, IMO, for scratching through and pulling together sections into luscious color.
Suddenly the paint, canvas and I were hearing the same music. It began to come together and I got to work with my beautiful purple and lavenders. The color in this one is stunning. It is going on the website for sale RIGHT NOW...details for VISTAS here.
If you missed it, you might enjoy watching the videos in Part 1 and Part 2 that show how I started. Comments and share are so important in helping others find me. Appreciate your help.