Saturday, December 24, 2011

Winter Trees 3-5 - Three Works in Progress

With this winter being so unseasonably warm and having very little snowfall I didn't think that we were going to have a white Christmas.

But the snow is falling and we will have at least a little bit of the white stuff on the ground. This helps put one in a Christmas mood.

Winter Trees 3

For these three pieces I masked out the areas I wanted to keep white with liquid frisket and let it dry.

I mixed up a green of French ultramarine blue and raw sienna and painted in the lighter green areas. Then I added a little burnt sienna and painted in the darker greens and indicated a few tree trunks.

Winter Trees 4

Once the paint was totally dry I removed the masking fluid to have my whites show against the dark tree boughs.

Christine and Trevor have arrived and I have to finish getting things ready for supper and tonight's festivities.

I will post these paintings at a later date once they are completed.

Winter Trees 5