"The Bad Lands" (2013)
acrylics and pastels on primed illustration board, 40 x 60 cm
wrap-around bookcover artwork for a collection of short-stories by John Metcalfe (1891–1965), British science fiction and horror writer
It also reminds me of David Casper Friedrich's paintings. Where those your inspiration?
Also, acrylics and pastels seem like quite different kind of mediums to me; not like the most common combination, yet very interesting. Which areas in the picture were coloured with pastels, and for what did you use the acrylics for?
Thank you for your kind words and comment.
Caspar David Friedrich is surely an influence, but was no direct inspiration for this painting.
It just came and flow from the short stories I got to read from the publisher. I felt something grey and misty was necessary… the main parts are done in acrylics and acrylic inks (I am always (I am always working in thin layers), only for the ground I used pastels and smeared them^^