Saturday, May 17, 2008

A tiny little exercise with surprise results -


This was an experiment on a little 4x5 inch canvas board. I painted the entire board that "cloud red" color and then worked backwards to cut the sky back in around it. Maybe you guys have been doing it that way all along but it was new to me. I loved the results. Its also the way I did the sky scape on my last painting of Nuestra de Senora Refugio, the one with the massive thunderhead cloud. Then I quickly blocked in some mesas to establish proportion. This was very quick and lots of fun.

18 comments:

k. Madison Moore said...

Nice Carla. very interesting.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks Madison -

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

that is cool.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks Mary -

Ron Morrison said...

Carry on carrying on...

Brothergrimm said...

Passionate clouds, nice job!

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Affirmative Ron!

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Doug - Thanks, I really liked the results.

Sandy said...

Very cool, I love those colors. Hope you are healing a lot every day.

s

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks Sandy - I seem to be doing very well -

rob ijbema said...

it is good to do little paintings you can finish Cara,lovely warm colors

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks Rob!

benjatoon studio said...

good job! and nice blog! Benjamin:)

Naquaiya said...

Just my style.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks Michelle!

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks Benjamin - I appreciate you stopping by.

Dee Sanchez said...

Cara,
How are you doing???
Dee

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Dee - I'm doing very well, recovering nicely.