There were two things in particular I liked about the photo source. One was the high point of view, which led to an unusual but workable composition. The second was the light. And the ability to do a great complementary color scheme. OK, three things. And they all seemed to work together pretty well.
More layers and glazing,
10" X 8", acrylic on Canson paper
©2009, Lisa Walsh
The Burnt Sienna-ish/Cobalt Turquoise-ish complementary color scheme is one of my absolute favorites. It just strikes a happy little color chord in my brain. Sidney Carter uses it to beautiful effect in many of his paintings, which is one of the myriad of reasons he is one of my favorite artists.
My Muse is off diligently photographing new subject matter. To diversity, and beyond!