Tuesday, March 5, 2013

OSWOA - Cedars 1

I wanted to work on this painting that I had started while out in the boat on Chemong Lake (see post 04 July 2012).

It needed the dead cedar trees and various deciduous trees added into the background which I could not do while on the boat.

I lightly sketched in the placement of the larger trees to give a starting point, then using a mix of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna I mixed a dark to put in the trunks and main branches of the various deciduous trees.

Next using water, I lifted a few of the lighter tree trunks in front of the cedar trees and then went back in with the dark mix and added a few smaller tree trunks into the foreground.

If you would like more information about OSWOA please go to my post on 12 March 2010.

The OSWOA shown here is an original watercolour painting using Artist quality Windsor & Newton paint on 300lb. Arches 100% rag, acid free watercolour paper. It is priced at $40.00 and sold unframed.