My First Released Painting – Yellowstone on Fire
I’ve been working on this for a small eternity, and I am happy to finally release it. It turned out to be a much different experience than I ever imagined.
The work is just below, and under that are a few zoom-in details of various areas, in case you have further interest.
More about the work
Since seeing a painting over the internet is sort of difficult, I have a few zoom-in shots, both directly overhead and from the side with a 50mm prime, in case you are interested in the details.
My goal was to deliver the feeling of a fire and a sunset, one in the same
I think all the blues turned out really well. I was inspired by, among others, the work of Clyde Aspevig.
I found the water very hard to perfect. I remixed my paint about 100 times before I got deep colors
I did my best to make the edge clouds a mix of fire, clouds, and smoke
This signatures ensures that it will be worth more when I am dead
I repainted the transition clouds time and time again until they felt right. Half my life, it seems, is spent staring at clouds. I did my best to show various layers of clouds in the atmosphere — from the high, wispy, icy clouds to the low, full, clouds of tumult.
The canvas gave everything a nice texture… feels and looks good close up and far away
I kept trying not to sing “Happy Little Trees” during this bit
This was one of my favorite bits of the work – it came more easily than the rest