Monday, January 19, 2015

First Snow - A Work in Progress

After being above freezing yesterday and getting rain today it is back into the deep freeze with the temperature at 18F (-8C) and the wind chill the making it feel like 7F (-14C) and the temperature to continue to drop throughout the day.

Needless to say with the rain we had yesterday and the overnight freeze my driveway has turned into an ice rink and I will have to wait for the sand truck to come by before I go out and run errands.

In the meantime I decided to paint a little more on this 8" x 10" canvas I has started last year (see post on 23 December 2014) for the Small Treasures Show.

I started with the trees on the hill in the distance and painted the evergreens using a mix of cerulean blue and raw sienna. I added a little cadmium yellow to the green mix and painted in the evergreens in the field.

Next I wanted to paint in the deciduous trees starting with the far hill.

First I mixed a dark of French ultramarine blue, burnt sienna and alizarin crimson and painted in the taller background tree trunks and moved on to work on the closer ones in the field.

Next it was time to put the leaves on the trees. For this I used various mixtures of Cadmium red, cadmium yellow, lemon yellow and alizarin crimson.

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

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