The landscape occupied by the Magician is taking shape quite quickly, with a gradual shift from darker foreground to lighter horizon painted with a Foundation white and a little Cremnitz mixed with some Raw Sienna and Raw Umber. I’ve worked to make areas of the ground a little patchy, with variation between warmer areas with a little extra Raw Sienna contrasting with grayer areas where the Raw Umber is more prevalent.

I have painted over the flags and rocks a little bit, which is fine, because the brush-strokes pass over the previously established white that I painted fairly thickly, so I will be able to find these partially concealed areas again and re-work them. There are two areas that will need closer attention in the landscape, first the area under the Magician’s arm, where I inadvertantly painted the brown where her jacket should go, and in the middle distance on the left of the painting, where I will place a pool of water.

It’s been very difficult to find painting time this week with the work of the new semester taking up a lot of time – it’s time well spent that I don’t regret, but it means that painting has to wait.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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1 Response to Desert

  1. Rich says:

    Apologies accepted. Now back to painting

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