Monday, October 19, 2015

Moonlight Island - A Work in Progress

It is another day with a hard frost in the morning and the temperature again below freezing. I think it is just a little early in the season to find a thin layer of ice on the top of the water trough for the horses; but tomorrow is supposed to be warmer and raining.

In the Lucy Manley workshop today at KAGS we were doing mosaic paintings.

For this we either used a black canvas or painted a canvas totally with black paint as a base coat for the painting.

I painted three canvases black while I waited for the first canvas to dry before I could start the next step.

Finally, I lightly painted the outline of the main trees trunks, branches, rocks, reflections in the water and background hills on the horizon line using Grumbacher red.

I wasn't able to do much more on the painting in this class as I had to leave early to go to a meeting.

I am looking forward to trying this technique at a later date and I will post this painting again as more work on it is completed.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and look at the artwork.