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Surprising Falls

Voy Kay 01 Jan 2021

This one was chosen to complete the Steve Ross challenge. The result is not bad yet the picture shows it is all a but shimmy and superfacial. Pity!

Canvas used was a high quality 10"x12". On a rare occasion, my waterlines are not all horizontal. Lost focus probably since I did two paintings in a row here.

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I don't think the water line detracts too much from the attempts, the waters edge and the rocks around the falls, are gorgeous. Love the tree up front there, and that rock in the middle of the falls, you can really feel the water battering it before it descends over the falls.

Try to keep the waterline straight. always measure both sides from the canvas, give a mark and then a thin line with a pensil. Or..... put tape, wat you can remouve later.

Incredible texture of the waterfall wall! First time such an interesting method. Really looks like geological features!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Well, the waterlines were unintentional. I was tired, doing two paintings a day, and simply ignored my horizontal sharpness since normally, I do these lines very well.
It is a fact though that Steve loves to bend his lake banks and if you are of guard, you will get nasy waterlines!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

@Sunnylady, the fall walls were intended to be painted like this by me.
Steve drops them vertically with a horizontal knife postion and I did just the opposite. I had the basalt rocks of the 'Giants causeway' in Northern Ireland in mind and much to my delight, I think I made it splendid!

In fact I intend to use this technique more often since it gives such rich texture to any walls!

It also looks like a great technique for castles and ruins! I like it a lot! I will google the Giants causeway, it sounds super interesting!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Oh you would love it dear! It's the highlight of any visit to Northern Ireland!
Vulcanic rocks carefully and unique shaped by erosion from wind and water!
One can walk on it (at least 15 years ago that was) and stones vary in colours thanks to the sunshine.

And you bring out a great idea there .... castles, ruins .... even cabins, barns or medieval houses might benefit from this technique!
WORTH thinking aloud about it!

Pietro1963 Master of Monsters

AAAAAAAAhhh L'aqua!Bellissima!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Yessss Pietro, the same water to be used for Campari, Amaretto, Martini, Grappa, Chianti, Prosecco and espresso!! 😋😆😘

Photos from that volcanic lava are fantastic! Thank you for opening new place on the map for me!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Anytime Sunnylady!

I heard medieval! i now hope for medieval houses and barns :)

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