This beautiful original oil painting by Richard Rowan was inspired by the song 'Promenade' by celebrated pianist Lang Lang from the Golden Globe winning film The Painted Veil. It features a spectrum of soft colours that are hazy against the rugged and unyielding shape of a broad mountain and reflected in the tranquil water of a lake.
Using a selection of ingenious techniques to create his intricate and atmospheric artworks, Richard first selects a piece of music which he associates with a particular time and place. He then replays this music while he paints to evoke the surroundings and emotions he felt in the original landscape.
At the same time, he uses his own revered technique of reverse painting onto glass. Starting with the foreground before painting backwards until all he can see is the vague strokes of his background, Richard is able to capture the minute details of stars against a raw backdrop of richly coloured skies; preserved within the layers of paint on glass.
To see more of Richard's incredible artistic process click here.
Subjects: Landscapes, Places, Wildlife
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