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adventures between the cracks

crackled landscape

Inspired by Canadian landscape painter nic harron, I decided to add crackle texture to a painting on plywood I made at Ruckle Park, my favourite camping spot on Saltspring Island.


I applied a layer of crackle tinted with yellow oxide to the foreground. Once it was dry I painted over the crackled surface with dull green and then sanded back to show the coloured crackle underneath.

detail showing crackle sanded back

The tinted crackle looks like the colour of the bare plywood that shows through on the shoreline across the water.IMG_3586

View from Ruckle Park

Though it’s hard to do justice to this beautiful view, this rough painting reminds me of the blue skies of a summer weekend, the same rocky shore where we saw orca whales a few summers before.Ruckle Park Orcas

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This entry was posted on May 17, 2013 by in tinted crackle and tagged , , .

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