The Early Days of Spring is a new look at my pond using new tools and a more poetic approach. I started with monoprint techniques on the panel, then switched to oil glazes and some brush work before digging in with pencil and roller. Alternating the means gave me the gentleness and mystery I wanted with just enough definition. As a student I was always intrigued by the way some artists could go back and forth between seeing as a drafter and as a painter. It has taken a while, but I’m beginning to see both ways simultaneously. What fun! Details below. Enjoy.
I think your mix of drafting and painting is working here. It gives the impression of hyper realism while being looser than conventional realism, by the way.
Thanks Eric. Glad to get your feedback.
Such an elegant vision of the pond.
Great Visualization of Pond , nice work Malo.