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abhigill

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on: April 25, 2014, 07:21:56 AM

An attempt to paint desert in acrylics.
Any comments and suggestions are highly appreciated.
Thanks to all forum members.
Abhi


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Reply #1 on: April 25, 2014, 01:53:13 PM
Great job Abhi :clap: :clap: :clap:

One thing that I am struggling with is to see which direction the sun is coming from. You always need to see where the sun is coming from, eg, on the tree the one side must be darker than the other. If the sun is coming from the front, use your artists license to move it. That way you will always get more depth in your paintings


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Reply #2 on: April 25, 2014, 10:30:16 PM
Abhi,

Nice looking desert; but would the tree grow there?

aloha

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Reply #3 on: April 26, 2014, 12:40:55 AM
Hi Nolan, Actually I  am confused to decide the direction of sunlight. Need your help .

Abhi


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Reply #4 on: April 26, 2014, 12:48:56 AM
Hi mea, there are so many deserts with green plants around. I am quite impressed with such natural scenes and thus, i  tried to paint desert using my imagination.  But, I see the image uploaded is somewhat blurred . I don't know how to deal with this.
Abhi


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Reply #5 on: April 26, 2014, 04:52:18 AM
Nice  :painting:Abhigill,  I personaly would put the sun comming from the right so the shadow is not in the middle of your painting, and also don't forget the tree trunk shading and highlight. Anxious to see your corrections.
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Reply #6 on: April 26, 2014, 08:58:09 PM
Abhi, in this case I would make the sun coming from right to left, but it doesn't matter, as long it is from the side O0


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Reply #7 on: April 27, 2014, 06:11:36 AM
Abhi
I"m lucky and live in a desert! Here's a picture of the typical desert in Southern California.
Yes there are trees! Not many but some hardy species, generally thin and thorny. The "Scrub" is thin and thorny too, not very green, Sage is a color and also a plant. Then the "Sand" isn't really sand it's dirt with rocks and pebbles, lots of dry grass and twigs. Shadows are hard and dark because the sun is so strong.
Funny, but when you think desert your mind makes it very simple and actually it isn't.
The atmosphere is very dusty so atmospheric perspective is strong and the mountains are blurry and blue gray.
Hope this helps, if you would like some more photographs just let me know.
Brian
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Reply #8 on: April 27, 2014, 07:17:55 AM
Hi Brian, Thanks a lot for uploading the picture. it will definitely help me a lot in rectifying my errors.
Abhi
« Last Edit: April 27, 2014, 09:03:26 AM by abhigill »


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Reply #9 on: April 27, 2014, 08:52:31 AM
Quite an interesting photo, Brian.  I now have a a whole new image of deserts.

Thanks for sharing.

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Reply #10 on: April 27, 2014, 12:27:54 PM
I love the desert color palette, great blue greens in the shrubs and trees as well as the great back ground mountain colors!
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Reply #11 on: April 28, 2014, 04:28:41 AM
Glad the photograph showed you "Our" desert MEA, of course there are also sand deserts of which we have a couple here also but I don't have any photographs. The movie "Lawrence of Arabia" was filmed in the California sand dunes.
That photograph look familiar?
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Reply #12 on: April 28, 2014, 07:56:33 AM
Oh, Brian, another masterful piece.  Gosh, you are so talented.

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Reply #13 on: April 28, 2014, 12:55:19 PM
Abhi,

Nice looking desert; but would the tree grow there?

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Depends on the location and type of desert.  You'll have them in the high desert of eastern Oregon.


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Reply #14 on: April 28, 2014, 12:59:55 PM
Abhi
I"m lucky and live in a desert! Here's a picture of the typical desert in Southern California.
Yes there are trees! Not many but some hardy species, generally thin and thorny. The "Scrub" is thin and thorny too, not very green, Sage is a color and also a plant. Then the "Sand" isn't really sand it's dirt with rocks and pebbles, lots of dry grass and twigs. Shadows are hard and dark because the sun is so strong.
Funny, but when you think desert your mind makes it very simple and actually it isn't.
The atmosphere is very dusty so atmospheric perspective is strong and the mountains are blurry and blue gray.
Hope this helps, if you would like some more photographs just let me know.
Brian

'Joshua' trees have long sharp spined 'leaves'.  Spent 3.5 years at a USAF base in Victorville, CA.  There were a lot of Poplar trees on the base.

Don't forget there's all sorts of tumbleweeds.  I've seen them bury a parked pick up truck.

Off base there were lots of scrub brush.


 

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