It's based on a photo I took when the sun was setting to my right, and I was facing the other side of the river bank, It was September and it was gorgeous at that moment.
There was a little walking bridge that I included. The water was an orange piece of batik that I touched up with some coloured pencils, echoing the reflection of the darks and lights of the shoreline. Then I put some of the water ripples in with a holographic blue.
Here's the photo from that very cold evening. Mine doesn't look quite as dulled & peachy as I had my monitor set a little deeper and brighter to distinguish the colours.
|view of Meewasin (beautiful valley) banks of the South Saskatchewan River|
I picked my bright threads a little brighter, and my muddy colours a little more vibrant. Now I get to mount it, frame it, and call the client to see what she thinks.
The next several that I'm doing will be very, very green and summery. Perhaps that will inspire some winter art after the holidays? : )