Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Arizona Landscape final

here is the still wet landscape I have been working on this last few days. My goal is a painting a week while I'm on summer break if I can manage. I'll probably start one on Thursday since the Wizard Philly con will be this weekend.

I'm pretty happy with this because I didn't kill it by over working it, though i still feel odd about it too. Guess I'm trying to figure things out as I go along and sometimes that is fun and other times it's so dam frustrating!

This was mostly executed with a palette knife, but I did come back in later with a brush in spots and I took many liberties with the photos I was working from, trying to satisfy what the painting needs to work.

3 comments:

william wray said...

Pretty nice Mike, don't be afraid to simplify and design to lead the eye even more. Check out Glen Dean on this subject:

http://www.landscapesofthewest.com/

Mike M said...

Thanks Bill, I'll check his site out.

Urban Barbarian said...

Enjoy the Philly Show Mike! Great painting!