Friday, February 19, 2016

OSWOA - Evening on the Lake 1

It is 9F (-12.8C) with the wind chill making it feel like -2F (-18.9C) and we are to get more snow today. But I really cannot complain about it as we haven't had much snow and cold weather so far this winter.

I thought I may as well warm things up by working on a painting of a warm summer evening that I have been working on for a little while (see posts on 29 August and 22 October 2015 and 30 January 2016).

The first thing I did was remove the masking fluid from both sailboats.

I then started by painting the hulls of each of the boats different colours. The first one in red using alizarin crimson and the second one in green using aureolin and Antwerp blue. These colours were also used for the hull reflections in the water.

With a black made with French ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson and burnt sienna I put in the windows and hatch openings on the sailboats, the rudders, the hair on the people and the top part of the mast.

Using cadmium yellow and cadmium red I put the life jackets on both people.

Now it was time to start work on the sails and with cobalt blue I put in a band of colour near the top of the sail on the green boat and then added a little alizarin crimson and used the violet colour on the sail of the red boat.

Next the sails needed the shadow and reflected colour put onto them with various mixtures of new gamboge and aureolin.

If you would like more information about OSWOA please go to my post on 12 March 2010.

The OSWOA shown here is an original watercolour painting using Artist quality Winsor & Newton paint on 300lb. Arches 100% rag, acid free watercolour paper. It is priced at $40.00 and sold unframed.