Greetings and salutations from the Complicated Art Man. It's another spectacular spring day here in Orlando. High of 65 and a little chill in the air.
I wanted to share with you three different versions of a painting that I recently did.
I temporarily have named the painting "Moody Lake". I was inspired by a picture someone posted on Instagram. The picture was taken somewhere in the Northeast. Connecticut, If I'm not mistaken.
This first version was painted on an 8" x 10" canvas. I really enjoyed painting this piece, but I wanted to go somewhere a little "darker". I envisioned this piece, but more hypnotic or dream like. So I went for it.
This is the second evolution of Moody Lake. You can definitely tell the difference right away. the sky is darker and stormy looking. Is it a snow storm, or a rain storm coming? Who knows, who cares.
The trees were done with a broken stroke technique. I used a script liner brush. I kept the paint really wet and thinned it out with water. This technique let the paint flow like ink, allowing me to paint very freely. I also used the same technique for the "aire/atmosphere" using different hues of blue. I was going for a "dream like" feel on this version. I feel as if I achieved what I set out to do here. I still wanted to go deeper. Something was telling me I could go "darker and more mysterious." That led me to a version three.
ENTER VERSION THREE: SLITHERING MOONRISE. Keeping in theme with the second version, I kept this version dreamlike, hypnotic, and moody. I added the full moon after going out during the full moon, to one of my favorite spots in Winter Park. A B O BAR.
While tipping back a cold beverage and enjoying some peel and eat shrimp, (A B O has some of the best peel and eats I've had in Otown, JUST SAYIN.) I noticed the full moon doing full moon like things behind some trees. I decided that I would add the full moon to this version. So I did.
The full moon reflections came out "slithery" on the lake... Hence the title: SLITHERING MOONRISE. This really is a "dark & moody" piece. The picture shown is the best picture I've been able to capture. The sun was setting and it really lit up the painting, something nice. This painting needs to be around the right amount of lighting, to pop.
KEEP CREATING & HAPPY PAINTINGS YA'LL-
YOUR UNCLE ALFRESCO.