From the urban setting of my rooftops, comes a tale about find solace in the distance. I am surrounded my the urban landscape, but in the distance lies tranquility. Green mountains and a river bathed in a grey sky very common here in Taipei. I call it Alligator Mountains only because that’s the first name that came to mind when I looked at the mountains. They are various greens and it reminded me of the beast that is nature herself.
I had fun painting this on my rooftops of course. I’m outdoors yet so close to home. I feel very comfortable using greens in my art. This was also very simple to do because of a simple composition. Of course I’d rather just paint the damn thing and then start critiquing it later, because it’s the process that rules. If I didn’t enjoy the process, I know my work would look uninspired and dull. I purposely wanted to use greys, as I enjoy the endless possibilities. When using greys the right way, it helps make a painting “pop” out their true colors. Though the main colors are grey and green, there are many other colors in between. I won’t tell you what they are, but you can take a look for yourself and tell me what you see. Preferably on my Facebook Fan Page. Happy painting!