Monday, February 14, 2011

Spanish Moss - A Work in Progress

One Monday a month I paint with the Creative Art Guild in Lakefield.

Diana Charlebois asked if I would try to paint Spanish moss and gave me this photograph she had taken in Florida as reference material.

I sketched out the main tree trunks and indicated the road. Using French ultramarine blue I washed in a little sky into the top of the painting.

Since this is my first time attempting to paint Spanish moss I thought using a dry brush technique to apply the colour would be the best way to proceed and to keep the image looking light and delicate.

I added some darks to the main tree trunk and a little to the branches. It still needs a lot more work before I am happy with the final result.

I will post this painting at a later date as I get more work completed on it.