|Gate of Hadrian's Wall.|
|All photos are from travelers Greg photo album.|
|Traveler Greg from Preston|
Hadrian's Wall extended west from Segedunum at Wallsend on the River Tyne to the shore of the Solway Firth, ending a short but unknown distance West of the village of Bowness-on-Solway. The wall is entirely in England and south of the border with Scotland by less than one kilometre in the west at Bowness-on-Solway, and 110 kilometres (68 miles) in the east.-Wikipedia
|The photo that I will work with from Greg.|
Traveler Painting"Hadrian's Wall": When I started painting the UK, this is one of the spots that I wanted to paint. I only knew of Hadrian's wall, because a friend named his start up ad agency after it.
I had Traveler Greg from Preston down for another spot to paint, but when I found out that he had Hadrian's wall shots I made a quick U-turn.
"The Old Roman Wall":
I painted in the darkest darks first to start the painting. I pretty much always start that way. It just sets up the painting.
The blues painted in next to start putting in some depth.
Painting is all blocked-in. The front hill and foreground are the next areas parts of the painting I tackled.
At this point in the painting, I felt I needed to make a big change in direction in this painting. The grasses that I put in the foreground were getting in the way of the wall. The greens weren't separating well from other areas of the painting.
Done. I made some drastic changes to the painting to get it to work the way I wanted. First, I changed the mood. I used the late summer sun light that I saw around me here at home, to warm the painting up. I wanted the focus on the wall, so change in lighting did that. The bush that was there in the top I made bigger to keep the eye from running off the painting and bringing it back around.