Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Lighthouse - A Work in Progress

The lighthouse and the rock face were drawn onto the paper first.

These areas were left dry and the rest of the paper was wet with water. A pencil mark was put on the stone face and on the left side to indicate the horizon line.

Alizarin crimson was brushed into the sky and the water first.

Then the cloud colours of French ultramarine blue, Antwerp blue and burnt sienna were brushed into the sky and into the water.

A little new gamboge was put into the sky to indicate the sun behind the clouds and a bit in the water as its reflection.

A little raw sienna was brushed into the shadowed side of the lighthouse tower.

The rock face was painted with a mixture of alizarin crimson, burnt sienna and a little bit of French ultramarine blue. A palette knife was used to scrape out some of the rock shapes.

I will post this painting at a later date when I have worked on it again.