Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Clouds 1-4 - Four Works in Progress

Finally, a day above freezing! It  made it up to 36F (2C) and it is so nice to see the snow slide off the barn roof and some of the snow melt off the driveway. But I know this is just Mother Nature's joke on all of us, because next week the temperature is going to plunge back down below the freezing mark yet again, so I am going to enjoy it for the short time it lasts.

Clouds 1

It somehow seemed fitting that I should paint some nice blue skies with snow clouds.

Clouds 2

I worked back and forth on all four pieces at the same time so by the time I had finished washing in the fourth sky the first painting would be dry enough to paint in the next layer of paint.

Clouds 3

I used French ultramarine blue to wash in the sky leaving some areas of the white paper to show for the white of the clouds.

Clouds 4

Next I added a little burnt sienna to the blue to grey it slightly and painted in the shadows on the clouds.

I will post these paintings at a later date as each of them is completed.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my artwork and I hope you will return often.