A Combination of Cultures

SD1316 A Glimpse of Arenal Step 1

Another commission. This is a special piece, we are combining cultures. The setting is in Costa Rica with the volcano Arenal in the background. It’s a gift for Jeana’s sister who really likes all things Oriental, so we’ve incorporated several Far Eastern elements into the design. You can click on this or any of the other images to see them larger.

SD1316 A Glimpse of Arenal Step 2

Since the Arch is going to frame the volcano in the distance it is drawn first. Then I sketch in some of the other foreground elements with a brush dipped in a thin mix of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin.

SD1316 A Glimpse of Arenal Step 3

The Oriental bench is a fun change from the Southwestern styles that I usually have in my paintings.

SD1316 A Glimpse of Arenal Step 4

A pink Sakura Cherry Tree provides cool shade for anyone sitting on the bench. The outline of Arenal and the palms in the background are indicated. We’ll start applying color in our next session, hope you’ll come watch. If you would like to receive an email every time I publish a new post you can subscribe to my blog. CLICK THIS LINK and scroll to the upper right side of the page. You will see a heading EMAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS. Just enter your email address and click the button “Sign me up!”  It’s easy. And if you enjoy my blog please CLICK the FaceBook LIKE Button. As we say in Texas, “Much Obliged!

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