Tuesday, May 28, 2013

OSWOA - Evening Shadows 1

I pulled out this piece that I had started a while ago (see post on 17 December 2011) and wanted to complete.

Before putting in the shadows I wanted to paint some colour into the snow and create some snow drifts.

I used various mixes of French ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson and burnt sienna and left the top of the hill below the sun untouched.

Once the paint had dried I put in the shadows of the trees using a grey of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna, keeping the shadows darker near the base of the trees and lightening as they travelled along the snow.

At the base of the trees and in various places throughout the painting I added grasses, growies and leaves with raw sienna, burnt sienna, alizarin crimson, cadmium red and French ultramarine blue.

Lastly I lifted a few sun touched areas on the sunlit side of some of the trees with water.

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 140lb. Arches 100% rag, acid free watercolour paper. It is priced at $40.00 and sold unframed.