MY SECOND "NATURE AND WILDLIFE" SUBMISSION READY!
Ok, it is done and ready to submit. This is a painting of the St. Augustine area salt marsh on the Matanzas River. I am going to name it "Matanzas River Inlet". It again has a lot of detail which is necessary for this show. I am not sure what my third submission will be, but at least I have time to think about it. We cannot submit any paintings we have shown there before and they must be for sale which knocks out the one I was going to submit. I don't want to sell it! So when I decide on what I want to do I'll let you know, ok? The photo is below, I hope you like it!
I let this set for a couple weeks to see if I thought it was done. It wasn't...it just needed more. So I added more birds, more orange to the front left grass to give more depth, and increased the height of the background trees on the far left. Plus I added more purple to increase the depth of the shadows, etc. and of course increased the highlights of the trees. I finally have declared it finished. Just remember, the more you do highlighting and darken shadows, the more 3-D effect you get.
|"MATANZAS RIVER INLET"|
Scenes of St. Augustine collection
18 x 25
|The REAL and FINAL "MATANZAS RIVER INLET"|