Thursday, February 10, 2011

OSWOA - Golden Moment 1

The sky is a graduated wash using new gamboge down to the bottom third of the painting and then gradually darkened.

While the paint was still fairly wet the background trees were put in using mixtures of Antwerp blue and French ultramarine blue.

To give some interest to the background trees a little bit of alizarin crimson was dropped into various areas.

The lake was washed with raw sienna to create the flatness of the calm water. With burnt sienna and a touch of French ultramarine blue the rocky outcrop was painted.

Once the paper was dry the pine trees were painted in using various mixes of French ultramarine blue, Antwerp blue, raw sienna and burnt sienna.

To complete the painting reeds and grasses were painted in using mixtures of Antwerp blue, burnt sienna and raw sienna.

If you would like more information about OSWOA please go to my post on 12 March 2010.

The OSWOA shown here is an original watercolour painting using Artist quality Winsor & Newton paint on either 140lb. Arches 100% rag, acid free watercolour paper. It is priced at $40.00 and sold unframed.