Sunday, September 20, 2015

Niawanda Park

The original painting is for sale.

I have noticed that many of my painting ideas are found while I'm taking a walk, this painting is no exception. It's a good way to exercise and to be creative at the same time, although if I stop to take pictures too often then it's not exercise.

Niawanda Park has a nice walking path that follows the Niagara River, which is left of the trees but not visible in the painting. I began the painting with a pencil drawing and then I used thin washes of acrylic paint to lay down the basic colors. I used thicker paint in certain areas such as the trees and grass.

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