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Chichester Ranges

by Reg Watson
(Portarlington, Victoria)

Chichester Ranges

Chichester Ranges

Chichester Range in Western Australia. Hope I captured some of the dynamic look (?). A3-size acrylic on canvas pad with palette knife and various approaches. Reference is thanks to generous posting on "Artists photos free to share for artwork only" by Christine Vella (30 May).

I enjoyed pushing around thick quantities of paint with the palette knife - just trying to approximate the reference photo. Seemed to work out better than expected. Then I tried to use splatter for the leaves but found to my horror that there seems to be a minimum size drop that you can make. Had to use some acrylic pens for the finishing touches.

The sky was attempted three times and I don't know why I end up with long rows of clouds. I did want to do them as well with a palette knife but found I wasn't up to it. I finally ended up masking the rocks and having a go with a big paintbrush like Mark uses. I beat it quite hard and had to finally accept a fairly bland background. This was probably fine for the tree in silhoutte. Trued a few times to get the foreground trees that magic colour that outback vegetation has.

Hope you like it.

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Jun 19, 2024
Great job NEW
by: Sally Burke

Like most people who paint I think you are being over critical of your work, I think you have done a great job, and as for the clouds, they are not a perfect thing, every sky different, just like trees. Nothing is perfectly formed, not even us

Jun 19, 2024
Great job
by: Sally Burke

Like most people who paint I think you are being over critical of your work, I think you have done a great job, and as for the clouds, they are not a perfect thing, every sky different, just like trees. Nothing is perfectly formed, not even is

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