Friday, December 23, 2011

Step 3

So I painted the background and also darkened the foreground shadows, as well as added some detail to the grasshopper and the bird's face. Yes, this is in the Barranco de la Cazuela that I painted a few weeks ago. Now it's time for a break. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

5 comments:

ojeailustraciones said...

Måns, una acuarela preciosa por la luz y por la composición. Es curioso que empieces con el motivo principal y por último el fondo. Yo suelo hacerlo al contrario.
Feliz navidad y próspero año nuevo.
Abrazos
Potri

Paschalis said...

A really dramatic backdrop!
Wonderful lighting Mans!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Paschalis

Concetta Flore said...

really nice contrast,Mans, have a happy Christmas and arty New Year!

Francisco J. Hernández said...

Great watercolour and interesting evolution !, ...
Felices fiestas y un año repleto de creatividad !!
Francico.

Måns Sjöberg said...

Suelo empezar con el fondo quando pinto paisajes y con el motivo principal en retratos.

I think contrast is what attracted me in the sight of this magnificent bird against its shaded background, as well as the action scene when it went after the grasshopper, caught it and returned to its cactus.

Thanks for your comments, everybody! I wish you all a happy new year - un próspero año nuevo - ett gott nytt år - ein gutes neues Jahr.