ChaosAs you all know, the word chaos comes from the greek for chasm or abyss, hence the subject of this painting, and I thought the jumble of rocks was rather chaotic. I wanted to practise getting distance right, so picked a picture with several levels front to back. I found lots of difficulties – getting the extreme foreground bold enough without losing the glare of the sun, getting the middle ground dark enough without losing the colour of the rocks, showing the sun shining on the far slope without bringing that too far forward. As usual it’s too worked on, and too brightly coloured, but I’m not letting it get me down (or only a bit).

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