Saturday, October 10, 2015

Back Lit - A Work in Progress

I wanted to get more work done on this painting that I had started last month in the Lucy Manley workshop (see posts on 28 February and 08 October 2015).

First using Titanium white with a touch of cadmium yellow the sky showing through the branches was added covering up many of the areas with the orange background colour showing.

A little bit of Cerulean blue was added to the mix and a few spots were added to the left side.

Next the autumn maples were added into the background with using cadmium red, cadmium yellow and Titanium white. Using this colour most of the green shadowed leaves on the right side were covered.

With the Cerulean blue sky colour a little more white and cadmium yellow was added and some of the green leaves were added into the background trees and the sunlit edge of the shadowed leaves were painted.

Using various mixtures of burnt sienna, French ultramarine blue and cadmium red the trunks and branches were given more definition and a couple of tree trunks were placed into the shadowed on the left.

White was added to the trunk colour and some of the areas of the trunks on the left side were given a few highlights.

Using Cerulean blue and cadmium yellow a few grasses were brightened as though some of the sunlight was able to filter through the leaves and touch them.

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