Thursday, February 19, 2015

Gathering Storm I - A Work in Progress

Temperature has plummeted once again to -13F (-25C) and with the wind making it feel like a very cold -30F (-34.4C).

I now have three flocks of snow buntings staying all day for the bird seed that I throw out every morning. It shows just how hard this winter is on all the birds and wildlife that have to fend for themselves.

Today I sat at the Kawartha Artists' Gallery and Studio for the new still life show called Motion in Stillness. The opening for this show is on Saturday from 1-4pm. You are welcome to come out and enjoy the show and meet many of the artists.

While at the Gallery I worked on this painting that I had started last month with the Lakefield Creative Arts Guild (see post on 12 January 2015).

First I lightly sketched in the trees on the horizon line the rocks of the shoreline and a couple of pine trees.

Next I painted in the water with raw sienna first and then added various mixtures of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna with a small amount of alizarin crimson.

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