Sunday, December 21, 2014

1052 - Nativity X

Today's JSVB Nativity post concentrates on the mountains.  My brushwork is still primitive, but the mountains now have good colours.  The main mountain has rock colours similar to the hills of Galilee and Bethlehem, or at least I think so.  The background peaks are red and green, either to symbolize modern Christmas or to pay homage to Canada's greatest television hero, take your pick.  I recently came across an icon that had red and green mountains and thought that they would add colour to the composition.  Originally, they were supposed to be a darker yellow ochre (a medium tanned brown colour).