Saturday, December 12, 2015

Hoturo - A Work in Progress

Now that the drawing for the sailboat was completed (see post on 10 December 2015) it was time to prepare the canvas.

First I washed a thin layer of raw sienna onto the canvas to give a warm colour to the background.

Using cadmium red I indicated where I would place the clouds in the sky.

Then decided where the distant horizon like would be and the approximate height of the trees.

Lastly I put in the closer shoreline leaving a blank area indicating a large rock.

I will post this painting as more work on it is completed.

Thank you for coming to look at my artwork.