Seljalandfoss, Yellow, 24x30, acrylic on paper
Seljalandfoss #5, gouache on yupo, 11x14
I experimented with how this small image would translate into larger gouache paintings on both yupo and paper. The paper absorbs the paint differently than the slick surface of yupo, giving subtle changes to the color and surface of the picture.
Waterfall study, gouache on yupo, 20x26
Waterfall study, gouache on Rives BFK, 20x26
After painting the above images, I identified cropped sections that might provide dynamic compositions for larger paintings on canvas.
Painting these fragments allowed me to emphasize the marks and movement.
gouache on paper, 14x11
gouache on paper, 9x12
These small Iceland studies became the subject of a larger, more abstract variation of Skogafoss waterfall.
Skogafoss, gouache on yupo, 9x12
Skogafoss 2, 14x11
Skogafoss, gouache on yupo, 20x26
Other variations included a few collage studies done from torn gouache paintings.
Lava and Ice 1, 11x14, gouache on paper
Lava and Ice 2, 11x14, gouache on paper
This series, as well as other long-term projects involving movement in the landscape are ongoing.When I return to the studio in the fall, work on canvas will begin.