Friday, April 6, 2012

tweeking the "chiricahua scout"

"chiricahua scout" 16"X20"
after sleeping on this painting for a night and reevaluating in the morning i decided that a few changes might be for the better. i smoothed out the transitions of the background a bit by lifting, blending and painting in a bit of texture here and there. i changed the shape of the butte on the far right by lifting with a 3/4" flat synthetic brush and blotting.  i applied a darker shade of grass in the lower right and scratched in some texture with the palette knife. lastly, i painted in a darker line of trees, etc. just at the base of the far distant hills using a dark value of something (i can't remember at this point.) that's about it for this painting. on to the next project.

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