Guindon Park Fall, Acrylic Painting

Here is an acrylic painting I created in late 2020. It is a fall scene near Cornwall, Ontario. I really like how this painting turned out, and I think it has some interesting texture.

Guindon Park Fall, Finished

I started with my reference photos, which I took in September 2019.

Red Swamp, Photo
Red Swamp 2 Photo
Red Swamp 3, Photo

I then created a drawing on paper, and transfered it to the canvas by graphite transfer, where I put graphite on the back of the paper and press into it with a pencil.

Guindon Park Fall, Drawing

Here is a photo I took of a painting 4.5 hours into the painting process. You can see, I blocked in the colours, but it still looks flat, and there is not a lot of detail yet. I also put my table on an angle to create a runny look on the path, but I was uncertain with the look.

Guindon Park Fall, Version 1

Here is the second photo of the painting, taken around 10 hours into it. You can see I added more layers and detail. I covered up the trail, and added a lot more texture to the swamp. I also added many transparent layers to the trees to try to create more dimension. For the red trees, I used Napathol Red, Quinacrodone Magenta, Primary Yellow, and Burnt Sienna.

Guindon Park Fall, Version 2

Here is the completed photo, taken after around 18 hours working on the painting. You can see in the final version I touched up the leaves on the trees adding more leaf clumps and a few more holes in the trees to make them look more natural. Overall I am very satisfied with this painting, and I really like how the texture worked out.

Guindon Park Fall, Finished

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