Saturday, November 23, 2013

OSWOA - Rocks and Water 4

Today was very windy with snow squalls and the temperature was 30F early in the morning dropped rapidly through the afternoon.

I decided that I would work inside today and finish up another of the paintings I started in the third Tuesday "Basic Watercolour" class I am teaching at KAGS.

With this exercise they were learning about the colour Antwerp blue which was used for the sky and water, different ways of putting leaves on trees, and how to scrape out rocks with a credit card or palette knife.

Antwerp blue was used with raw sienna to make the greens. Three different ways for creating the foliage were used in this painting.

The trees on the horizon line were put in using a brush, the leaves on the left side were applied with a sponge and the leaves on the right side were put in by wetting the surface of the painting in the areas the leaves were to be placed and Antwerp blue and raw sienna was dropped into the wet areas and allowed to mix on the paper.

The under paint for the rocks  was put in using Antwerp blue and alizarin crimson. While the under paint was drying a dark was made using the blue with burnt sienna.

The dark mixture was painted over top of the rocks and while it was still wet a palette knife was used on the left to lift out the rock shapes and a credit card was used on the right side rocks.

This dark mixture was used to paint the tree trunks and the reflections below the rocks.

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 $30.00 and sold unframed.