Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Sailboat 3 and 4 Two Works in Progress

It has been an interesting day, weather wise. Last night it was snowing and during the night the temperature rose and we had about four hours of freezing rain before it changed to rain. Needless to say this made sliding down to the barn to do the chores on the wet ice covered road not a lot of fun.

When the rain stopped and the sun came out the temperature continued to rise giving us a summer like afternoon of 52F (11.1C) and the day ended with a beautiful sunset.

Since the weather was so miserable in the morning I pulled out these two paintings that I started last year (see posts on 29 August and 29 October 2015).

I worked back on forth on both pieces and started by painting in the water with various mixtures of Antwerp blue, French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna.

Sailboat 3

Next I worked on the sky using both of the blues and left some of the areas in the sky white for the clouds.

Once the sky was dry I washed in a small amount of raw sienna and new gamboge into the bottom of the clouds to five the painting a little warmth.

Then set them aside to dry completely before removing the miskit.

Sailboat 4

I will post each of these paintings at a later date once I complete the sailboats.

Thank you for coming to look at my artwork and I hope you will return often.