Monday, July 7, 2014

Silent Morning - A Work in Progress

I have a busy day ahead of me with a lot of errands to do, but I still wanted to do a little painting.

We had a lovely sunrise this morning and I thought it would be nice to capture the colours and then decide that what to put into the painting.

First I used alizarin crimson and washed in the sky colour leaving an area of white paper for where the sunlight was breaking through the clouds. This area was also left lighter in the water at the bottom of the painting.

The clouds were a mixture of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna and swept them into the sky. This colour slightly darker was then brush into the water and the painting was set aside to dry.

I am not sure whether to put a couple of early morning fishermen into the painting, a pair of loons, or perhaps a heron.

Once I make my choice I will post this painting again.