Tuesday, April 16, 2013

OSWOA - Light Rays 1

Today in our class with Neil Broadfoot we worked on two paintings. The subject matter was calm water and reflections using a limited palette.

In the first painting we used Antwerp blue, brown madder and alizarin crimson.

The bottom of the paper was wet with water to just below the horizon line. Using a dry brush and Antwerp blue the areas of sun touched water was painted in first and then mixtures of the three colours were used in the wet area for the water.

The top half of the paper was then wet above the horizon line and clouds were painted in using a mixture of Antwerp blue and brown madder.

While the paint was still wet the rays of light showing through the clouds was pulled out.

I will post the other painting showing reflections once it is completed.

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 $30.00 and sold unframed.