Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Five Boats - A Work in Progress

Today is the first day of the Doug Mays Workshop held in the Stone Room at Six Foot Bay Resort.

Our first exercise was to do a painting with water and boats. The reflections are an important part of the painting with the calm water.

I chose to do my painting with five boats of various colours, with the sunlight coming from the left side of the painting.

The background was put in using vertical strokes with mixtures of raw sienna, burnt sienna, Antwerp blue and cobalt blue.

The water is made with mixes of Anterp blue, cobalt blue, raw sienna and burnt sienna, being sure to leave some areas of white paper showing.

The boats are cadmium red, bright red, cerulean blue, cobalt blue, alizarin crimson, Antwerp blue and aureolin.

I will post this painting at a later date once the dark colours and the details have been added.

Thank you for looking at my artwork.