Normally Abstract is not my "cup of tea" but so many people seem to be interested in it. So I decided to dip my little toe in and see what I could create. I stayed with what I love, "nature" and procceded to play.
Here I changed the values of the water Iris' giving it a cool and simple feel. Keeping the reflection in the water intact. A flower gone to the wild side. Another one I played with and changed the values on. It was a sunset in its earlier life. This one reminds me of Saturn and the big storms that move across its face. The Metalic pond.. worked with this one for awhile to get the effect you see here. And a really fun one... never would know in its past life...it was a red rose.
I have darken the back of the sofa just a touch, to add a little depth to it. Have started working on her ruff and upper part of both of her front legs. Still have the sofa arm to do on the right, to which I will just start off the lightest value I can at first.
Here is a collection of photographs featuring Sunsets from one Evening. Can see the difference as the Sun lowers in the sky and the play of color on the clouds.
Bright yellow rays. Looks like a watercolor, not something Mother Nature can produce. If you look closely, you will see both light rays of Sun..and dark bands of shadow, one being very wide and in the right half of the photo. Almost like an Aurora coming from the golden yellow clouds. If you look at this one upside down.. looks like you are on a space craft looking down on the Earth!
Normally I wait and collect a number of picture before I post... just not this time. Here is more done on the Cat portrait. Did a little graphite around the right side of the Cats face,,so I can see where I placed the whiskers.
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Continued working on the trees and started with the rest of the fence, bit of work on the Icelandic's tail. Finished the fence, did more work on the trees, the dirt, Icelandic's tail and some shading to the horses body. Thought I was nearly done but I see a couple of things after I took this photo, that I want to work on. Mainly the tree's and the horse's face. Also want to make sure I do not over work the painting. Tip: If you want to work faster and need the watercolor layer you had just put on to dry quickly, you can use a blow drier on low or air and wave it quickly back and forth over your painting, making sure the paper does not get too hot.