Telling the story

As an avid reader, I have always admired how writers describe a scene by using words to paint pictures in the mind of the reader.

I love the way that authors use adjectives and adverbs, descriptive phrases and words laden with meaning and interest and intrigue, to add colour and tone to commonplace nouns and verb and thereby evoke life and emotion out of black text on white paper.

It has always been a dream of mine to paint and recreate the visual pictures and, with pigment and paper, to portray the stories and scenes that an author, with words and phrases. has managed to draw in my imagination.

Here is my interpretation of a line from Game of Thrones – George R. Martin.

…[the watchtower]….stood abandoned, its weathered stones overgrown with climbing roses.

The Tower

I used two reference photos from PMP:

  • “Wallflowers” by Steve Lyddon and
  • “Dunnottar Revealed #5” by ESP.

Main palette consists of: Indigo, Burnt Sienna and Burnt Umber, with salt and cling film for texture.

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~ by tomorrowslices on December 9, 2012.

One Response to “Telling the story”

  1. […] projects is a combination of the monthly challenge for PMP and a new painting for my “Painted Quotes” series (referred to here as PQ No. 2, more specific details to follow at some point in the […]

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