Saturday, January 30, 2016

Evening on the Lake - A Work in Progress

Today I was pleasantly surprised to have a Purple Finch at one of my feeders.

With today being Ron's birthday I didn't have a lot of time to paint but I wanted to do a little work on something so I worked on this one that I had started last year (see posts on 29 August, 22 October 2015 and 16 January 2016).

Using a mix of burnt sienna and French ultramarine blue I started to put in the waves, using lighter paint for the distant waves and gradually adding more paint to darken the colour for the foreground waves.

Adding more burnt sienna to the wave colour I put into the distant shoreline and once that was dry I added more French ultramarine blue for the closer slightly more detailed trees.

I will post this painting at a later date once I have removed the friskit and started painting the sailboats.