Monday, January 20, 2014

Winter Day 2 - A Work in Progress

We now have another 3" (7.6cm) of snow on the ground and the temperature has dropped during the course of the day from 12F (-11C) to -8F (-22C) but at least the sun was shining and there was very little wind.

While looking out the kitchen I decided to paint the pine trees at the front of the property.

I used French ultramarine blue for the sky and added a touch of burnt sienna and painted in the shadows on the snow.

I added raw sienna to the blue grey mixture and painted in the background trees. Next more blue was added to darken the green and put in the middle ground trees.

Adding more blue and a little burnt sienna to the green mix I painted the closer trees.

I will post this painting at a later date once I have put in the distant hills and have more of the trees completed.