Monday, February 1, 2010

Rockpool at Little Bay

For a long time now, I've been fascinated by rockpools. Sydney rockpools are beautiful because of the Hawkesbury sandstone. However I have struggled to produce a likeness. Things submerged look different but how to represent them? This was the problem I brought to Tim Gratten, artist and tutor at Art Est. Here is his response.

The colours I needed were yellow oxide and red oxide to render the stones. The submerged rocks had a wash of the blue over it. I was pleased with the results. Here is a close up.

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