Saturday, January 19, 2013

Working with Sponges - Two Works in Progress

Today I chose to create cedar trees using a sponge.

For the first one I used various mixtures of burnt sienna and raw sienna to create the cedars; making sure to leave many areas of white showing.

Then I set it aside and worked on the next one using burnt sienna and a touch of alizarin crimson for the background trees.

Cedar Trees 1

For the foreground trees I used a mixture of French ultramarine blue and raw sienna, again leaving lots of areas of the white paper to show through. Then it was set aside to dry.

When the paint was dry on the first painting I washed in the background and the tree shadows using French ultramarine blue with a touch of alizarin crimson.

Cedar Trees 2

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

Thank you for taking the time to look at my artwork and I hope you will return often.