Friday, 22 December 2017

Four more paintings to end the year

Here are two acrylic paintings and two pastels that I have done this year - all different.

This first one in acrylic was in response to Michael's request to do a painting using two quite different themes or places.  I started with a painting of red sand dunes in Namibia with a dead tree.  On top of this I painted one of the waterfalls of Iguassu Falls in South America.  I added the little boat as I travelled in one just like this in 1973 at the mercy of the rower.

Acrylic Painting

This acrylic painting was my interpretation of rice terraces and mountains in Bhutan.   I decided to use a colour palette which was very unusual for me but I'm quite pleased with the lightness it conveys.  I always like to add some design elements.

Mixed Media Painting

I returned to pastels late in the year and these are the results.  Somewhat more realistic than others I have done recently.

This one is looking over the river from southern Tajikistan into Northern Afghanistan.  Very little water and lots of pebbles making it a braided river.  One of the main routes for drugs crossing so some people in Dushanbe can live like kings.  It was very wild country here and no one on the rough roads.

Pastel Painting

This was the last pastel painting I did this year.  It was based on Iguassu Falls in South America (on the border of Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina).  They are the best waterfalls in the world.

Pastel Painting