Friday, February 14, 2014

Lake Reflections and Pine Island - Two Works in Progress

Today I pulled out a couple of pieces of board and applied gesso to them on both the front and back sides and set them aside to dry.

Using a pencil on the first one I indicated a few clouds in the sky, put in the horizon line, indicated where I would place the island added a couple of large pine trees onto the island and added a few ripple lines to the first one.

Where the rocks would be on the island I used impasto gel and using a palette knife put in the rocks. Then I set it aside to dry.

Pine Reflections

Next I worked on the second piece and started by placing the horizon line.

From there I added in the far shoreline and indicated a few of the taller pines in the background, I put a few clouds into the sky and this was followed by placing the island rocks and the reflections of the island in the water.

I put indicated the larger pine trees on the island and added a few water ripples into the lake before adding the impasto gel to the rocks.

Pine Island

I will post each of these paintings once I have decided on what colours I want to use in the sky and in the water.

Thank you for coming to look at my artwork.