Friday, October 25, 2013

Refueling Station - 2

showing the progression of the mid ground from the positioning on the left to the finished part on the right end...  from this point on am using the 102 nib...

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Refueling Station - WIP

 Have acquired a copy of Yang Yu-tang's book showing his techniques in achieving his remarkable pseudo-photographic ink renderings of Chinese landscapes...  and am now attempting to apply some of these techniques to doing an imaginary landscape from my mind...  this is different more in trying to adapt some of his techniques as in doing a more detailed landscape than have done before...
these photos show using a worn 107 nib, which was at the time all had on hand, but seems sufficient for the foreground area...  have just acquired a new set of nibs, so will be using the 102 nib for the mid and especially the distant areas of this 20"x30" board work... being so detailed [his seem more to be 9"x12" or 11"x14", perhaps in a few to 16"x20"] and as such larger than his works, will take a wee more time in doing, but when seems sufficient to show, will post...  part of the trick already seen it to try and NOT overdo in all the areas, and eventually will need to add white to blade grasses in the deep areas [am guessing this was how he did it, from examining close-ups, as not able to read any of the Chinese text]...

Friday, September 20, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Out Cast - 5

Indian yellow and raw sienna...

Out Cast - 4


Crimson, lemon yellow, scarlet, light green, sap green...
Dark green and raw sienna...
sepia, turquoise, purple, dark green...

Monday, August 19, 2013

Fruitfulness - glazing the colors

lemon yellow, sepia, red earth, turquoise, purple, crimson, light green, sap green, dark green Indian yellow.........

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Fruitfulness - in progress photos

the grisaille, as almost always, is prussian blue, then the shelf is Indian yellow, sepia, lemon yellow, and turquoise...





Sunday, August 04, 2013

Fruitfulness - WIP

 Started a new work, since have been having problems getting the figure for part two of Conquest...  5"x30"



Saturday, June 15, 2013

Conquest of Loneliness - Outreach

And this board is finished - 32"x40" pen and colored acrylic inks on acid-free foam board...  so now, on to doing the second board, "Inreach" of this diptych...

Friday, June 14, 2013

Conquest of Loneliness - 14

In progress, having shifted to cyan... just one more receding ridge after this and will be finished with this board...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Conquest of Loneliness - 13

On a roll - got in another of the receding ridges... now it is beginning to really look like something...

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Conquest of Loneliness - 12

Progress, getting the middle area of this ridge down....

Monday, June 10, 2013

Conquest of Loneliness - 11

Beginning the first receding ridge - this is the first section, using diluted prussian blue [but not diluted enough, as the base of the rock pillar looks as if melded to it instead of being thrust out in front - will decide after the other sections are done whether to lighten it or to enhance the pillar shade side to bring it forth more]....

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Conquest of Loneliness - 10

The whole of this board as of this moment...

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Conquest of Loneliness - 9

 Finishing the tree, using sap green, emerald green, light green, process yellow, and antelope brown, I move on to the rock itself, using red earth...













And, for now at least, the rock is itself finished...  so can get on with doing the back ground receding ridges...