Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Yellow Skies - Three Works in Progress

Today I was sitting the Christmas Show at KAGS and I just couldn't get into finishing a painting. So I decided to play with raw sienna as a base colour.

Yellow Sky 1

For the first one I used raw sienna and put in a graduated wash.

While the paper was still damp I added some burnt sienna and worked it into the top third of the paper, then set it aside to dry.

For the second one I used only raw sienna and did a graduated wash which will have a golden glow for early morning light.

Yellow Sky 2

For the last one I used various mixtures of raw sienna, burnt sienna and French ultramarine blue and put in layers of colour allowing them to blend on the paper.

Yellow Sky 3

I will post these paintings at a later date once I decide what to put into the foreground.