I draw the landscape I decide to devote
lots of space for sky and the distant
mountains. I have to be careful not to
overdo the volume of "things" in the
painting. It will be viewed from across a
room, so too many little things will kill
the overall effect.
arched wall/pillars, the distant
mountains, and foreground are fairly
horizontal. I was originally going to put
in a horizontal river, but I bend the
river instead. This will take the viewer
into the painting via a classic route.
play with a few tree possibilities then
see that the pillars and wall appear to be
very stark. A few sketchy lines are added
to indicate a touch of leaves and
vines...not too much, or it will look busy
and overly romantic. I want the viewer to
stay inside the painting not look at the
other thing that I had not thought about
until now. The room's windowed balcony is
to the right of where the painting will
be. Therefore, the light source in the
painting will also come in from the right.
This painting will undoubtedly be moved to
another location over time time. My
decision to positioning the light source
to the right will work wherever the
painting is placed. But for now, will add
a realistic lighting effect that works
with the living room.
I await word from the client on the canvas
drawing, we'll take a break. I will
continue with Part
and show how we'll finish "Painting a
Landscape on Commission.". Thanks for
joining me so far!