Monday, 12 April 2010
Painting Three Cliffs Bay
I looked at all the photographs I took of Three Cliffs Bay and picked a close-up shot of the Cliffs to paint. I wanted the cliffs themselves to be the main focus of the painting.
After getting the scale and perspective of the image right, I focused on using a variety of painting techniques to capture the texture, cragginess and vibrancy of the three rock structures. I decided to paint Three Cliffs in Watercolour Paints because it is a very immediate medium and works well with most painting techniques.
Finally I felt that the painting lacked the craginess rock texture it needed to really evoke the majesty of the great looming rocks we know as Three Cliffs. I solved this by using a scalpel knife to scrape into the paint adding carving-like areas into the painting.