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Valley of the Shadow - a mixed media painting tutorial

Valley of the Shadow
Cyndi Lavin, 2017

I painted Valley of the Shadow a few weeks ago, before the weather turned a bit nicer here in New England.  It's not that my mood was exactly down... :-)

Anyway, I used white gesso tinted with Ultramarine blue and a drop of black gesso to pull streaks of Dioxazine purple and Ultramarine blue in two distinct sections.  I added razor lines of black ink and adjusted the colors as needed.

I used a foam brush on the sky with white gesso, Cerulean blue, and a few drops of Interference blue.  I used a very scraggly stiff brush to add white gesso and white ink along the "peaks".

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Mia said…
Lovely painting. You inspire me!
Cyndi L said…
Thank you for your visit, Mia, and for your comment! I love the seascape picture that you painted. I tried to comment on it...hope it came through :-)
Robbie said…
I am just getting caught up with your posts and all of these paintings are BEAUTIFUL!!!! Just wonderful work, Cyndi!!!! Love this one the most..although, it's hard to pick a real favorite!
Cyndi L said…
Thanks Robbie! This is about as representational as I can get :-)