Wednesday, 10 February 2010

The Crowns Botallack - update

The Crowns, Botallack, finished .... I think, Vivien Blackburn



The Crowns, Botallack. detail. Vivien Blackburn

Looking at this painting, hung where I could see it and decide what might need editing and adjusting, I've made some changes and think it's now finished. (whole of the finished painting lower down)

The balancing act of making the buildings visible but capturing the way they appear part of the rocks and the landscape, not jumping out at you, was something I wanted to resolve.

Also, I've now glazed the top of the sky with ultramarine - and part of the sea and shadows on buildings and rocks.



The Crowns, Botallack, detail. Vivien Blackburn


better?

Now to get on with the rest of the series ......

5 comments:

Jeanette said...

The image makes me think of magical fairytales for some reason. THe little huts perched on the cliff, the intense blues and turquoise seas all framed by the rough grasses, its like another world.

Its lovely.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Bautiful vivien! I love your foliage/earth colours..so rich1
ronell

Sarah Wimperis said...

ooh, roll on summer, that blue!

Lorena said...

lovely colors

Katherine Tyrrell said...

That first zone - nearest to us seems to be working much better now in terms of its relationshop to the zone further back and the whole. I'm getting a better sense of the distances involved.

I think it's a very tricky subject to get right and I'm not in the least bit surprised that it's been through a few developments.

Mind you I bet you'll want to redo it again and some point. We can call it your botallack series! :D