Tuesday, July 2, 2013

OSWOA - Lazy River 1

I pulled out the three paintings that I had started a while ago (see posts on 23 December 2011 and 07 May 2013) and started working on the first one.

First I painted in the rocks on the far shoreline, keeping them indistinct but keeping the reflection in the water.

Next using a dark of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna I added a few more branches to the maple trees in from of the pine trees in the foreground.

Using various mixes of cadmium yellow and cadmium red I added some leaves onto the branches.

Mixing various greens I added a little more colour onto the tree in the far shore and put a reflection in to the water.

I put in a couple more evergreens into the foreground. Then added a little of the same colour into the other trees in the foreground.

Using burnt sienna and raw sienna the grasses and growies were painted into the foreground.

I will post the other two paintings in this series as they are 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 Winsor & Newton paint on 300lb. Arches 100% rag, acid free watercolour paper. It is priced at $40.00 and sold unframed.