Since last weekend when I would have taken a Landscape workshop I have continued looking back through my Landscape portfolio. I have also been thinking about Yuan Dynasty landscapes and carried out a bit more research on this fascinating subject.
I discovered what I think was a demonstration piece for a workshop on Misty Landscapes back in the 2000’s.
As with last weekend’s work I thought it would be useful to complete the painting. See below:
In the workshop I demonstrated the three trees and foliage together with outlines for the rocks. Despite the colouring this is all shades of ink. I have, therefore, added the following to the above painting:
- more detail and contrast to the trees. In particular to make the main tree three dimensional
- some extra foliage of varying shades
- much more contrast into the tree roots
- detail on the rocks and contrasting ink strokes to make the rocks look three dimensional
- brought out the foreground and the detail of the river bank
- more detail on the far river banks
- more detail to the misty details across the trees
- added a distant rock and the village with the tower
- added all the cloud details
- signed and sealed the painting. Yes, I haven’t dated it as foolishly I don’t know when I started it which is a note to self!
This is painted on very thin single xuan paper which allows for better misty effects.
Please note: some of the crinkling is because of the thin paper. This will be removed once I back the painting!
Should this inspire you, please let me know how you get on with your Landscapes as I would love to hear what you are up to…