Thursday, May 30, 2013

Starting to Thaw 1 - A Work in Progress

With having started a winter scene yesterday I thought I would like to do another but this time with the ice on a river starting to thaw.

I wanted to use a limited palette for this painting and decided on Antwerp blue and burnt sienna.

The sky was washed in with Antwerp blue and the colour was lightened with water as I went down toward the horizon line.

Next I added a little burnt sienna to the Antwerp blue to grey the colour and painted in the river being careful to leave some areas of white paper for the snow.

Using a darker mixture of the two colours I painted a pine tree on the edge of the river.

I will post this painting at a later date once I have painted in the background trees.