Sunday, December 21, 2014

OSWOA - Cloudy Morning 1

I wanted to paint today and as I was going through some of my started paintings I came across this one that I had started last year (see post on 11 December 13).

It reminded me of an early spring morning where there is still some snow on the ground, but the sun during the day melts it and then small areas of ice form on top of the snow as the temperature drops once again overnight.

I lightly sketched in a couple of large trees and indicated a fence line at the back of a pasture.

Starting with the background I painted in the fence as well as a few small trees in the next field.

Using various mixtures of French ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, raw sienna, and alizarin crimson I painted in the tree trunks and branches.

Once the trees were completed I painted in the grasses and growies with mixtures of new gamboge, raw sienna, cadmium yellow, burnt sienna and alizarin crimson.

If you would like more information about OSWOA please go to my post on 12 March 2010.

The OSWOA shown here is an original watercolour painting using Artist quality Winsor & Newton paint on 140lb. Arches 100% rag, acid free watercolour paper. It is priced at $40.00 and sold unframed.