Monday, November 26, 2012


Ron and Christine had gone skiing yesterday at Devil's Elbow in Bethany and I thought it fitting to paint a couple of downhill skiers.

I painted both pieces at the same time.

For the background I used French ultramarine blue for the sky and added a little alizarin crimson to give a warm feel to the snow.

Before I set each piece aside to dry I sprinkled a little salt onto the paper to create "snowflakes".

Downhill Doubles

Once the paint was dry I brushed off any excess salt remaining on the paper.

I lightly drew the slope of the hill and mixed a dark green using French ultramarine blue and raw sienna for the trees.

Using the green mix I added a little burnt sienna and added a few dead tree trunks and the skiers.

Both original paintings are 3-1/4" x 6-1/4" framed watercolours and are available at $95.00 each or the pair for $180.00.

Downhill Duet

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