Sunday, October 18, 2015

Moonlit Buildings 1 - A Work in Progress

We had a hard frost this morning with the temperature at 29F (-1.7C) together with a few snow flurries and the high for the day in the late afternoon was 38F (3.3C).

Last month I completed the companion piece to this painting (see posts on 07 May and 16 September 2015).

I wanted to at least get a more work completed on this one and perhaps get it to the stage where I would put the dark wash over it to turn it into a night painting.

I started with a greyed mix of raw sienna and burnt sienna and put in some of the barn board on the lighter coloured walls of the buildings to give them a little texture.

With a dark mix of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna I brushed in some of the barn boards on the shadowed side of the building and also gave a little detail to the window frame.

I started adding some of the shadow under the eaves of the roof and the corner of the building when I was interrupted by unexpected phone calls which took most of the afternoon.

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

Thank you for coming to look at my artwork.