The challenge for 52Frames this week is Shoot from Above (https://52frames.com). I have been doing quite a lot of online jigsaws recently and really enjoy the aerial landscapes. I thought I would look for something on line. It is the first time I have used online photo reference for these challenges. There are some really lovely art works drawn from these type of photo, and this landscape makes me think of fabric based art work.
I would really like to do some of these in fabric and embroidery.
I am not sure why I chose greens as I find these generally difficult. However I have been enjoying using acrylics so those are the base of this image. I put gesso on the paper then a thin layer of acrylic paint. I went over this with some colour sticks from Royal and Langnickel, that I have had for years and years and have never used. I also brought in my Derwent Softcolour crayons.
I am pleased with the cleaness of the paint and the fact that they have not gone muddy. I think that there is a real feeling of texture to the fields, which is satisfying. I like the abstract nature of the design too so, all told, quite successful.