Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hot Earth, Cool Sky

Desert Dusk continues the series begun with Endless Prairie and Ocean Sunrise. The technique is now a bit more refined. Essentially a first thin layer of random warm and cool colors provides the background. Layers of color are applied with a knife to establish the horizon line and build up texture and depth of color. Once the big areas are established and approximately the right hue, thin glazes are applied to achieve the shimmering multi-hued effect. Unfortunately the photograph mutes the color and has a bit of reflection on the bottom right.

Desert Dusk, Acrylic on stretched canvas, 16"x20", $150 Buy Now


  1. Love this series you created. They allow much speculation and meditation. Good luck with your endeavours.

  2. David: Thank you for visiting my blog and the kind comments. I am glad you enjoyed the series so far. I have greatly enjoyed creating these pieces too.

  3. This is a nice series Atul. I like the direction you are taking with your art.

    Thanks for the nice comments on my blog.