A Desert River
I've been thinking a lot about the desert lately...
I liked how this painting came out.
Color, color, color! Acrylics can be good for that.
I finally managed a painting without just black and a monotone... though I think that's an excellent choice for paintings. But all the other colors can be good too.
It's funny how my explanation for any painting goes through stages as I paint it.
Somehow the meanings and storyline reveal themselves bit by bit, until they finally make sense.
Anyhow, I'd been hoping to add in some figurative elements. So I'm lucky this one seemed to work out.
My unweariness of painting trees remains intact. And Waterfalls also are right up there in my iconic lexicon of favored themes.
The monotone piece below is the first step, where I figured out the basic shapes.