Saturday, January 10, 2015

Frozen Marsh I - A Work in Progress

It is 0F (-18C) and with the wind chill it feels like -18F (-28C). There is still no sign of Junkyard and I am starting to think that something has happened to him; but I am hoping that I am wrong and he will show up again.

Today is the first day of the John David Anderson workshop at the Kawartha Art Gallery and Studio.

In the morning we started by under painting the canvas with a thin layer of French ultramarine blue. Then with thicker paint we blocked in the basic shapes of the painting establishing the rock, the trees, the first line of reeds and the distant shore of the marsh.

Next the darkest darks were painted in, then the mid tone values and finally the lightest colours were painted.

After the lunch break it was time to add more detail starting with the background dead trees in the sunlit area.

Some of the brighter colour was added into the closer area of weeds on the edge of the marsh and shadow and colour onto the closer trees.

I will this post this painting at a later date once more work on it has been completed.