Friday, February 8, 2013

Sunset 2 - A Work in Progress

The snow is still falling and the wind is blowing this morning. I think I am going to stay in and paint today.

This is the second (see posting on 04 February 2013) of evening sky paintings that I started when painting with Neil Broadfoot earlier this week.

For this painting the paper was again wet above the area where the snow would be on the ground. Aureolin was then brushed in just above the snowline and gradually lightened as it went up towards the top of the sky. A little of the pale wash was then brushed into some areas what will be a lake.

Into the still wet aureolin, burnt sienna was used in some areas of the sky. Brown madder was then brushed into the sky. A hint of alizarin crimson was added into the wet brown madder towards the top of the painting.

A small amount of cobalt blue was added to the brown madder and the clouds were painted into the sky on the almost dry paper.

This painting was set aside to dry completely before painting the background hills could be painted. I will post this painting at a later date as more work on it is completed.

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