Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Autumn Breeze - A Work in Progress

Today I decided that I would work in acrylic paint and thin it down to use in the same manner as I would a watercolour.

I used a limited palette of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna. I washed the entire board with a pale mixture of both colours.

Darkening the colour slightly I brushed in some background tree shapes. While the paint was still wet I lightened some areas to create a misty effect.

Adding a little more burnt sienna to the mixture I painted in a few closer tree trunks and again while the paint was still wet removed some areas for the mist.

With a darker thicker mixture of the two colours I painted in a solid layer of colour and using a palette knife I scraped out the rock shapes.

With the same dark mixture I painted in the foreground trees and added a few leaves with various mixtures of burnt sienna and French ultramarine blue.

The painting still needs a little more work and I will post later once it is completed.