I established the path of light too, the tree and light cast on the rocks, so it is a strong compositional element. Also anchors the painting to the edges. Ive been careful in my original drawing to anchor lines to the edges in the 2/3 golden mean proportions.
Now I am working on layers of texture on the rocks, using dry brush, sponge, spatter and even rubbing the paint with my fingers. Once the texture is there, I can develop the dark lines and markings on the rocks.
Next comes more detail and texture in the tree and old root.
Will post another photo when it progresses.
I am planning on sending this painting to the International Watercolour Exhibit at the National Museum of Watercolour in Mexico City, Mexico for the fall exhibit there. I will be one of 6 Canadian artists from the CSPWC to participate. So have a deadline to work to! Until next time... Lin