Landscape #4517004

Last week I showed the progression painting of the landscape I did which I mentioned I had started out on a canvas which I’d originally airbrushed on. Fortunately, I remembered to take progression pictures as I started this one. Here’s the actual canvas before I started painting:

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Landscape #4517004 (work in progress) 5″x7″ acrylic on canvas © 2017 Dawn Blair

Yeah, it’s not pretty. After sitting, probably for a year or more, it had gotten dirty, dusty, and scratched. I’ve cleaned it off pretty thoroughly before taking this picture. In fact, from the looks of the wavy lines on it, there might even be another coat of white acrylic paint beneath this one covering up another failed painting. I’ve got a few.

So, I start painting.

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Landscape #4517004 (work in progress) 5″x7″ acrylic on canvas © 2017 Dawn Blair

Here’s a shot of both of the paintings which were rescued from failure sitting together in their early stages:

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Landscapes #4517003 & #4517004 (work in progress)
5″x7″ acrylic on canvas
© 2017 Dawn Blair

Many times when I am painting, especially on smaller pieces, I have to put one aside for a few minutes to dry. While I’m waiting on that one, I start on another. Such was the case with these two. And actually, after I got to this state with them, I decided to let them both dry overnight so the paint would be well cured in case I needed to wipe newly applied paint off of them as I was adding layers.

I added the moon and began working on the bushes. Started developing the clouds too. I start planning some of the rock formations as well as where I want a pool of water to have gathered.

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Landscape #4517004 (work in progress) 5″x7″ acrylic on canvas © 2017 Dawn Blair

Next comes the rocks as well as touch-ups on the clouds. Little waterfalls between the rocks.

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And then finally:

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Landscape #4517004
5″x7″ acrylic on canvas
© 2017 Dawn Blair

More paintings coming soon.