Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Moonlight - A Work in Progress

Spring cannot be too far away, the branches on the willow are turning golden, the jays are chiming and the horses are running, bucking and kicking in the paddock.

It was another bright and sunny day with the temperature going up to 42F (6C). A day that I could almost have spent outside, but I preferred to take the second of four classes with Emil Varga in watercolour at KAGS.

We worked with spray bottles, sponges and palette knives. The horizon line was drawn in and masking tape was put down in the area below the line.

Using various mixtures of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna, layers of paint were put onto the paper, then sprayed with water and rolled around.

Each layer gradually getting darker but leaving an area with a little pure white and some very pale shades of the sky colour.

The distant shoreline was painted in with a pale wash of the sky colour. Then the painting was set aside to dry.

Once the paper was totally dry the tape was removed and a new piece of tape was put down slightly below the horizon line for the base of the middle ground island.

I will post this painting at a later date once I have put the trees in using a sponge and the rocks using a palette knife.

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