Friday, January 31, 2014

Winter Moon - A Work in Progress

It is 20 F (-7C) overcast and snowing, just a typical Canadian winter day.

I thought I would like to do a little more work on this painting of a winter night with a full moon that I had started a few years ago (see post on 21 May 2010).

The moon needed to be made circular so I drew in the outline and from there I used lemon yellow and created the rings around the moon that you can often see on a cold night.

While the area around the moon was drying I lifted some of the moon glow from the snow where it had gotten out of alignment from the moon.

The cast shadows from the fence rails were in the wrong position and I lightened them.

Next I went back in and redefined the trees on the distant hills.

The background hills needed a few more blue shadows added to the top of the snow and while the background was drying I added a little burnt sienna to the moonlit side of the fence posts.

Once the background hills were dry I added the moon glow onto the snow.

I will post this painting again at a later date once I have painted in the growies at the base of the fence posts and added the shadows

Thank you for looking at my artwork.