Painting Grass on the Golden Eagle in Kodar Mountains Artwork

Painting Grass on the Golden Eagle in Kodar Mountains Artwork

Painting Grass on the Golden Eagle in Kodar Mountains Artwork – This post explains how I painted the grass in the shadow and the grass in the sunlight using gouache paint that is waterdown and a thin liner brush.

All paints used are gouache. I began by painting a base coat of black. Specifically, I used Jet Black from Windsor & Newton. Jet Black is generally the most opaque and cooler of Windsor ∓ Newton blacks. Ivory Black is not as opaque and warmer in color than Jet Black. For the base (darkest) grass color I mixed Permanent Green Deep, Jet Black, Permanent White and Pthalo Blue. Because I’m painting blades of grass with a liner brush (Windsor & Newton Regency Gold 540 Series #1), I water the gouache paint more than usual. This allows for thinner paint strokes which is what you need when painting thousands of blades of grass.

Finally, I add the highlights to the grass. These are the tips of the blades of grass that the sun hits first during sunrise, or last if it’s a sunset you’re painting. For the color of the highlights, I mix Cadmium Yellow Pale with Permanent White. If I want to give the impression of an early sunrise or late sunset, I’ll add orange or a red to the highlight color. Oranges and reds or more prevalent before sunrise or just after sunset.

Painting Grass on the Golden Eagle in Kodar Mountains Artwork

Painting Grass on the Golden Eagle in Kodar Mountains Artwork

Painting Grass on the Golden Eagle in Kodar Mountains Artwork

Painting Grass on the Golden Eagle in Kodar Mountains Artwork

Painting Grass on the Golden Eagle in Kodar Mountains Artwork

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Painting Grass on the Golden Eagle in Kodar Mountains Artwork

St. Augustine Art Association’s 7TH Annual Nature Wildlife Exhibit

St Augustine Art Associations 7TH Annual Nature Wildlife Exhibit

St Augustine Art Associations 7TH Annual Nature Wildlife Exhibit

St Augustine Art Associations 7TH Annual Nature Wildlife Exhibit

St. Augustine Art Association's 7th Annual Wildlife Nature Exhibition

St Augustine Art Associations 7TH Annual Nature Wildlife Exhibit – Fortunately, I have had two paintings selected to take part in the St. Augustine Art Association’s 7TH Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibition. This juried exhibition has been featured by the St. Augustine Art Association Gallery once a year for the last seven years. Now I have the privilege of exhibiting my artwork in this year’s show.

Being a New Jersey resident, this requires shipping my paintings to the gallery in St. Augustine, Florida. Once delivered, they can hang them and arrange them suitably with the fine artwork of all the other artists. To safely ensure the delivery of my artwork and make a good first impression, I purchased custom art shipping boxes from MasterPak.

MasterPak (http://www.masterpak-usa.com) has a great website that allows you to choose the correct box for your painting based on the framed width, height and thickness of your framed artwork. Additionally, each box is rated by a crush weight and have puncture proof barriers on the inside. MasterPak boxes contain three foam cushions. There is one cushion for the top. One in the middle which surrounds the framed artwork. And there is one cushion on the bottom. Also, one of the best features of the MasterPak boxes is that the center foam cushion inside is perforated into squares. This allows you to tear out a section of the middle cushion giving your artwork a custom fit inside the box. MasterPak recommends that you keep that section that was removed so you can use the box again for a different sized piece of art.

My hope is that my paintings will sell. The St. Augustine Art Association will be very happy and the boxes will return to me empty. The exhibition runs from July 23rd to August 28th. Please stop by if you are in the St. Augustine, Florida area during that time and check out the exhibition. I’ll be there for the opening reception on Saturday evening, July 23rd so please stop in and say hello.

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St Augustine Art Associations 7TH Annual Nature Wildlife Exhibit