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Thursday, 16 August 2018

Agharta - stage 10

Working on the mid-ground snowy ridges and Tibetan-style buildings over the cave entrance. Using mixes of Indanthrene Blue (Winsor & Newton), Kings Blue Light, Burnt Sienna, Permanent Orange and Ultramarine Violet for the snow and rocks.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Agharta - stage 9

Now starting to work on the snowy slopes in the mid-ground having decided to keep the colour cast to the area below the mountain in desaturated blues to contrast with the warm colours of the background mountain.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Agharta - stage 8

Working on the mid-ground snowy ridges today, slowly working from the background to the foreground which is my usual method of working. I decided to go with my original colour design of all the foreground landscape in desaturated blues with the warmer sky and mountain occupying the top third/half of the picture.

Monday, 13 August 2018

Agharta - stage 7

I am continuing with working on the mid-ground foothills and have washed in a tonal colour over the foreground landscape. Although the landscape below the mountain is planned as being in desaturated blues I quite like the warm violet cast that it currently has. I will decide which way to go over my breakfast coffee tomorrow morning...

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Agharta - stage 6

I knocked back the clouds a bit by putting more pink into them...in fact I still may make them even pinker/darker, I'll have another look at them over my breakfast coffee tomorrow. The mountain which is only loosely based on Mount Kailash is pretty much finished, I'll just paint a few misty clouds around it's base and then I hope to start on the mid-ground mountains and foothills. I want to try and keep all the foreground in fairly desaturated colour so that the mountain glows in the late afternoon light to which end I want to keep the violets in the snow to be kept well back and desaturated.

Friday, 10 August 2018

Agharta - stage 5

I decided to keep the orange/pink late afternoon light that came through on the colour underpainting and go with that as it looked more interesting than how I was originally seeing it in my head. Something about the clouds still bugs me so hopefully I will spot it tomorrow morning over my breakfast coffee and sort them out! Then it's time to finish off the central mountain.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Agharta - stage 4

Worked on the sky and mountain today, the sky will do as it is for the moment as I can always adjust it later on when I start working on the landscape. I hadn't originally planned to have much warm colour in the picture as this but I quite like the Sienna/Orange around in the sky and mountain and will probably go along with this for the moment. It is meant to be a very cold picture and was going to keep the colours fairly monochromatic but I quite like how the mountain glows so we'll see how this painting pans out as I go along.