Sunday, January 11, 2015

Winter Pine - A Work in Progress

It is a little warmer at 10F (-12C) with the wind chill it feels like 1F (-17C), but at least there isn't supposed to be any snow until late afternoon.

It is back to KAGS for day two of the John David Anderson workshop.

Today's painting will be another snow scene, this will feature the many subtle colour variations both warm and cool that can be found in white snow just before sunset.

For a change we used Cobalt blue for the under paint to cover the canvas.

Using a thicker Cobalt blue the horizon line was painted in, the lone pine tree and the darkest shadows in the snow.

Various mixtures of Cobalt blue and Titanium white were used to indicate the sky and the tonal values of the snow drifts on the hill.

I had to rework the distant shoreline, change the tree to make it look more like a windblown pine tree instead of having it look like a Christmas tree and rework the sky.

I will post this painting at a later date once I have started painting in some of the many colours in the snow.

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