Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tumbling Water - A Work in Progress

Today is the winter solstice and fittingly it is another cold day, but at least it isn't snowing.

I spent the afternoon sitting the Christmas Show at KAGS. As usual while I am there I am painting; today was no exception.

I lightly drew in where I wanted the paper left white for the waterfall.

For the rock faces I mixed different combinations of colour using Antwerp blue, French ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, raw sienna and alizarin crimson. These were put into various areas throughout the rest of the painting. Using a palette knife I scraped out the rock cliffs on each side of the waterfall.

I used a mixture of French ultramarine blue and Antwerp blue to indicate the motion of the water in the falls.

I started to paint trees into the background and while the paint was still wet scraped out some pale dead trees with the brush handle.

With a dark of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna I painted in a few dark tree trunks.

I will post this painting at a later date once it is completed.