Monday, August 10, 2015


Apart from a slight touch up here and there, the rocks are complete! As with the area on the right side, I worked from top to bottom using a slightly darker (and cooler) mix as I went down. Getting the right balance was tough though as there is still the tumbling water to do. This is sure to influence the painting in one way or another but I'm confident this will show me which direction to take the final painting so am holding off doing anything else until the water is finished. Initially this image attracted me with it's abstract feel - the lighter area of the falling water surrounded by the darks of the rocks, so I kept this concept in my mind as I worked - now after getting this far, I simply like the painting for what it is.


john said...

I don't know if you mentioned where these waterfalls are yet but it reminds me of Murchison Falls in Uganda; where the Nile River gets compressed into a narrow chute 3 meters wide. Any crocadile of hippo unfortunate enough to go through the slot gets compressed as well.

Jeremy Pearse said...

John, just updated my blog and mentioned in my latest post where the falls are located (about 1/2 hour from my home actually). Would love to have been there at Murchison Falls to see crocs running the chute - do you have any photos?

john said...

I may have posted a photo of Murchison Falls on my blog. Use the blog's search engine to find the photo.