Thursday, October 31, 2013
A Quilled Nature Scene Landscape Painting - Autumn Forest Waterfall
This quilled painting is in honor of my favorite season.
I have used folding and beehive techniques in combination for this project.
I read somewhere that the grass in the foreground should be long and the farther grass short to show distance , so that is what I have done. I have added a dark shade to give depth to the foreground grass.
As for the water, I have added green and brown to make it dark and give it a hint of reflection to the left. The waterfall has more white and I did not use beehive for the froth as the shape does not blend well with the waves. So I used strips to create the contours.
I have used beehive quilling for almost all of the background work. And this time I have got 2 layers for the trees.The shading comes through better as I have used darker color for the first layer of trees.
I have been using textured board for my backing paper but this time I thought I'd try may hand at creating the sky myself. I didn't want to quill the clouds, like in Flowing River, as I wanted the viewer to focus on the scene . So I have used oil crayons and colored the sky.
I looked up a video on YouTube and then drew the sky. Since Oil pastels smudge, the layering of the sky had to be done in the proper order and I don't have a clue about painting. So as always, I did a bit of research and analysis!! ( Old habits die hard I guess!!) I am glad it went well with the whole scene.
Initially I thought of using an orange sky but then thought blue would bring out the quilling better, so that is the color I used and I am glad I did.
Some of my other scenes are
Tree and Water
Sunset & Silhouette
and One Tree Hill
As always I'd love for you to take time to comment. Don't think you are too new to quilling or to young to comment. We are always learning and are rookies at something which in time we master. All comment are appreciated.