Saturday, May 17, 2008

Dramatic mountain landscape

Dramatic Mountain Landscape
Gouache and oil crayon on Guardi Artistico paper

Posted for Inspire Me Thursday's Crayon Art theme.

I use this technique quite frequently, starting with light shades of oil crayon, then painting over the crayon with gouache or watercolor. The waxy crayon repels the water-based paint, creating an interesting effect. Thanks to the excellent picture quality of my new reflex camera, not much work on the digital image is needed to obtain colors that are close to the original.

L.B.

9 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

I like that - very atmospheric

Leonard Blumfeld said...

Thanks, Juliet! I was in an atmospheric mood when I painted that :)

carla said...

I agree that this is very atmospheric. I like the effect of the resist - there's a lot of contrasting texture. The colors are beautiful.

johanna said...

i love the effect! wonderful colors!

Zeynep Ankara said...

Leonard, it was just an ironic expression. :)

Kirsten said...

I used the same technique for my submission for IMT. You've done a fantastic job - great atmosphere :)

Amber said...

Thanks for sharing. It's beautiful.

Forever Young said...

this is fantastic, i found inspire me thursday today, so am gonna give it a try too!

H. Buchholz said...

This is really nice. What size is it?