Sunday, January 16, 2011

Autumn Maple - A Work in Progress

At the front of the property we have a couple of Maple trees that always start to change their leaves to the rich orange colours of autumn as soon as the cool weather starts.

Using a sponge and masking fluid the areas where the orange leaves were to be were masked out to protect the white paper.

Once the masking fluid was dry the sky was painted in using French ultramarine blue and leaving white areas to indicate the clouds.

Using the sponge and various greens made with combinations of French ultramarine blue, Antwerp blue, raw sienna and new gamboge the background deciduous trees were painted.

The painting was set aside to dry.

The masking was removed from the Maple trees and using the sponge an mixtures of alizarin crimson, new gamboge, raw sienna, cadmium red and cadmium yellow some of the orange leaves were painted.

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