Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Rocks Revisited

I guess it's through trial and error that we learn what works and what doesn't. My attempt at using spray bottles with various colors for coloring rock work were less than pleasing. After trying to fix it, I decided to re-do all the rock work. I went ahead and repainted everything with gesso. Once the gesso was dry, I started brushing on several colors of washes, raw and burnt sienna, raw and burnt umber, paynes grey and yellow oxide. I just brushed them on at random. I let everything dry after each coat. For the next coat, I used the same colors, but I didn't use the same color over a previous one, for instance I wouldn't paint yellow over a spot that was already painted yellow, I varied everything. After 3-4 coats I was happy with the results. The photos suffer from lousy lighting, but the difference between the first attempt is huge.