Saturday, April 17, 2010

Moon Rise - A Work in Progress

The sun is in the process of setting and the moon is on the rise in the east. The evening sky reflecting back some of the colours from the sunset.

The horizon line was taped and the sky was washed in with layers of colour. Darker cloud shapes were painted in as the paper gradually dried enough to allow some control of where they would be placed and yet still have a softness at the edges.

The painting was set aside until it was completely dry. Using a template and water I lifted the paint from behind the clouds to create the full moon. The masking tape was removed from the horizon line, and as you can see there was a little run underneath it, but it will be covered once the distant shore is painted.

The faint impression of the foreground shore and the main tree trunks has been drawn. I will post more on this painting as it gets closer to completion.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and enjoy the artwork. I hope you will return often.