Monday, October 28, 2013

Country Sunrise - A Work in Progress

This is a painting I started in a workshop at KAGS on Saturday with John David Anderson.

The first thing we had to do was put down an under paint so that the canvas was completely covered with colour; that way the areas of canvas that were not totally covered with the heavier over paint will have a sparkle of the colour showing instead of the white of unpainted canvas.

With a darker value of the under paint a rough drawing of the main elements painting were put in as a guide.

I darkened the shadow side of the building and indicated where the windows were placed. Then with a warm mixture of alizarin crimson, raw sienna and white I painted in the sunlit side of the building. Next using the same mixture with a little more white added I painted in the roof.

Using a mixture of Hansa yellow and burnt sienna I under painted the sky with warm light. With the light source being on the right side of the painting more Hansa yellow was used there and it gradually had more burnt sienna added to the mixed towards the left side.

I will post this painting at a later date as more work on it has been completed.