Unbroken – progression of a painting #2

At this point, I have the sky and clouds done with the glow radiating. Also, just to note, the glare you see in the pictures is from my light shining off the wet oil paints. The water especially is very thick at this point and will take awhile to dry.

Unbroken (progression) 48×30 oil on canvas Dawn Blair ©2015

Unbroken (progression)
48×30 oil on canvas
Dawn Blair ©2015

If you noticed in earlier picture, I used electrical tape to cover up the shoreline. I’ve now removed the tape and you can see the shoreline on the opposite bank needs work. Time to get started.

As I worked, I noticed that my rock was no longer centered at the base of the waterfall beneath the glow. When I was standing up close, it didn’t really bother me, but when I stepped back to look it, then I got really disturbed. It just didn’t look right.

Unbroken (progression) 48×30 oil on canvas Dawn Blair ©2015

Unbroken (progression)
48×30 oil on canvas
Dawn Blair ©2015

To move the rock or not to move the rock, that is the question. I did debate. At last, I made the move and painted in a second rock.

Unbroken (progression) 48×30 oil on canvas Dawn Blair ©2015

Unbroken (progression)
48×30 oil on canvas
Dawn Blair ©2015

Here’s what the whole thing looked like with the two rocks at the base of the waterfall.

Unbroken (progression) 48×30 oil on canvas Dawn Blair ©2015

Unbroken (progression)
48×30 oil on canvas
Dawn Blair ©2015

Don’t forget that Art & Soul of Magic Valley is still going on until May 2nd. If you’re near Twin Falls, Idaho, and want to see it now, stop by Ataraxis Accounting, 864 Filer Avenue, Twin Falls, to see it. Don’t forget to get out and vote for your favorite pieces in Art & Soul of Magic Valley by 2 p.m. on May 2, 2015. Winners are determined by votes, so it’s very important!

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