ArchTree: painting on the new easle

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Day One: blocking in the basic composition & values.

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Day 2: begins with blocking in the tree.

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Day 2.1: After the tree, it is back to the arch and canyon walls.

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Day 3: more sandstone work.

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Day 3.5, 4 & 5: back into the tree, then sky, then sandstone.

When I came across this tree growing under the arch, I was dazzled by the spacial relationships and color contrast and ideas of deep time in the long life of the tree growing below the time-carved archway. Still blocking in areas, and much of the tree is yet to be created, but the basics of atmosphere and spacial color relationships/contrasts is set enough for a few in-progress pictures.  IMG_0014 IMG_0015

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