Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Autumn Road - A Work in Progress

Today was a day to experiment with some of the things I had learned in a recent class.

I lightly drew in what my road looks like from the end of my driveway.

Instead of having the road paved as it is now, I am going to make it look like the gravel road it was when I first moved out  here.

I first wet the background area with water leaving the foreground rise of the first hill dry. Then using raw sienna as a base I lightly washed in the road and a slightly darker mix for the edges of the road where the trees and brush grow.

Next various mixtures of alizarin crimson, Antwerp blue, burnt sienna and quinacrodine gold where added to the wet paint to indicate the autumn trees.

I used cobalt blue for the little patch of sky that shows above the top of the far hill.

Next I lightly wet the foreground and brushed in some raw sienna and quinacrodine gold to the sides of the road and a little raw sienna into the centre of the road.

I will leave the painting to dry and will post it again at a later date when it is completed.