Saturday, July 30, 2011

Eternity – A Work in Progress

For this painting the paper was soaked in water and then set aside to dry until the sheen was gone. While waiting French ultramarine blue, raw sienna and alizarin crimson were mixed in individual cups.

When the paper was ready each of the colours were poured onto the paper in different areas, some overlapping, some left with just one colour.

Using a tissue, paint was lifted from the top edges of some of the clouds as though they were touched by the rising sun.

Once the paper was still slightly damp a mixture of burnt sienna with a little bit of French ultramarine blue was used to paint in a distant tree line. The bottom edges of the trees were softened with water to give the effect of mist rising around them.

When the paper was completely dry I used a razor blade to lift the sparkle off the surface of the water where the sun strikes it.

I will post this painting at a later date when I complete more of the painting.

Thank you for looking at my artwork.