Adding The Finishing Touches To The Pinnacles Painting

The Pinnacles painting is now hanging next to the Hawaiian sunset painting.
The Pinnacles painting is now hanging next to the Hawaiian sunset painting.

Last week I added the finishing touches to the Pinnacles painting, which are boulder laden hills that are located in the San Bernardino Mountains. I lightened the grassy areas around the boulders, and redefined the chaparral bushes.

I signed the Pinnacles painting to give it a finishing touch.
I signed the Pinnacles painting to give it a finishing touch.

I signed the painting in the bottom right hand corner, and now it feels complete.

The slideshow above illustrates what the painting looked like from start to finish.

Adding More Details To The Pinnacles Painting

Yesterday I started adding more details to the Pinnacles painting by blending yellow paint into the verdant hills surrounding the boulders.  The darker grass I had originally painted around the boulders made these appear flat, and punching up the green color helped the boulders to show up more in the painting.  Thus far I am liking the effect, but I have more stuff to do with the painting.

The Pinnacles Painting

 

The Pinnacles Painting

The Pinnacles Painting

The Pinnacles Painting

The video illustrates what the painting looked like as I began to blend in the green paint.

I started out by blending the yellow paint into the top of the painting.  Next, I continued to work down towards the bottom portion.

The Pinnacles Painting

The Pinnacles Painting

The boulders are more noticeable as I add more yellow to the grass.

Towards the end of painting I noticed the rocks were standing out more, but there is still much more work to do.