This is a copy of a Ferdinand Petrie painting done as a demonstration from his "how to book" written by Wendon Blake. The lesson was on painting with a tonal pallet. That is, just two colors, a warm and a cool. Be creative and try different combinations.
This one was made from a photo I took at Tulum, Mexico. I thoroughly enjoy touring ruins and so painting them requires a certain detachment. Really not much depth in this one. The castle stands out against a blue sky and all our attention is focused on that.
Steve Kleier / Artist