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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Visiting Northern England: Guise Cliff/ Painting the Horizon

Detail portion of the horizon: Painting Guise Cliff

Stage 3: Painting the horizon. Since this is a 48 x 36" canvas that I'm working on, I decided to divide the painting into sections and complete as much of each section as possible before moving on to the next.
Transitioning from the sky to the horizon I tried to keep the feel of the palette knife strokes consistent as one flowed into the other.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Visiting Northern England: Guise Cliff

Detail Portion of the Sky
"Guise Cliff"
Rita Salazar Dickerson

I painted the sky today. After taking a necessary painting break to help my husband, Robert, recover from surgery, it felt good to get back to my easel.

I am reminded of what a privilege it is to be an artist.

Stage 1: Brushing in the composition of the landscape with a wash of Burnt Sienna.

Stage 2: Painting the sky with a palette knife.