View Full Version : Abstract Landscape: Aravis (Alpes mountains, France)

09-14-2009, 03:26 PM

(Cross posted in Alternative Mixed media)

Very very long time since I've post in WetCanvas. Pleased to do it again.

So here's the story. During a walk in Alpes mountains (France) I took a poor photo with my phone. And then... the building of the thing emerged...
This is a "gouache on photo paint" (20x20 cm / 8x8 in) following the process: photo+paint+scan+print+paint+scan...

For people interested, the original photo and some coloured pencils & gouache studies done before in attached files.

C&C very very welcome (I'm not sure at all of the "quality" of all that...)


09-14-2009, 04:20 PM
Very cool. Love the colors and the composition. The only thing is the bright, light yellow in the middle may be a bit too strong. My eye goes right to it and stays there.

Thanks for posting the studies. I love seeing how others work.

09-14-2009, 07:10 PM
Like it. Very appealing composition. Thanks for showing the studies as well!

09-14-2009, 10:25 PM
Very nice - the strong contrast is appealing to me. I like this a lot :)

09-15-2009, 01:26 AM
Wonderful lighting effects!
Really nice work, and I liked seeing the
process also.

09-15-2009, 01:34 AM
What a lovely landscape! I love how you did the strong colors and patches of sunlight in the foreground and the misty light in the distance.

09-16-2009, 06:15 PM
Many thanks for your kind words.
Randy & Randy (!) : i think you're both right - sometimes i feel the contrast too heavy, another time just as i like... Don't know what to do...
Thanks again all of you - and i'll try to post similar things one of these days.