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Creating a Broken Ground Gesso Board
Applying a thin coat of gesso to a painting panel with the aim or creating a randomly textured ground.
In the studio afterward:(Click an image to enlarge.)
Back in the studio, I spent an hour or so adjusting the hue and value of the mountains, pushing the rear range further back by making it a bit lighter and cooler and bringing the foreground range closer by adding detail and warmth. Also, I refined the shapes of the mountain ridges to make them more interesting. Note that I chose to imply the sun's apparent position by establishing warm flanks on the left sides of mountain contours.
Next, I refined detail of the foreground and added some darker and lighter passages and extending the line of trees I started during the demo.
Finally, I applied a first coat of varnish.