Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A Canyon Hike

16x12 Oil on Canvas

This painting is in continuation of my southwestern landscape series. I used a stretched cotton canvas, first underpainting with burnt sienna and layering with oils. Halfway through it, I struggled with the roughness of the surface, wishing that I had selected a linen canvas. The extra effort caused me to reconsider the possibility of consistently using linen for these detailed kinds of works. But in the end, this is the type of painting that I would like to recreate. It expresses the desert heat and rustic atmosphere that I hoped to portray.

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