Thursday, February 11, 2016

Summer Evening 1 - A Work in Progress

Winter has come alive with a vengeance, the temperature was at -3F (-19.4C) and the wind chill making it feel like -16F (-26.7C). The snow was squeaking beneath my boots as I filled the bird feeders and went to the barn to do chores.

I pulled this painting out that I had started a number of years ago (see post on 23 July 2013).

With a grey of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna I painted in the distant shoreline and a few shadows on the frozen lake.

I put in the pine needles using various mixes of French ultramarine blue, raw sienna, Antwerp blue and new gamboge.

Next I started to put the bark on the tree trunks and branches in grey and brown tones using French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna.

Using the same brown and grey tones I indicated the rocky shore on which the trees were placed.

While the paint was drying I felt that more trees and growies were needed rather than having just the two trees standing alone.

I put these in with pencil.

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. I hope you will return often.