Sunday, February 21, 2016

Morning Lake 2 - A Work in Progress

Today is another mild day like yesterday with the temperature reaching 43F (6.1C) and most of the snow has once again melted.

I pulled out this painting that I have been working on for quite a while (see posts on 08 December 2013, 27 January and 22 February 2014 and 22 January 2015) and would like to complete it today if time permits.

First I mixed a dark of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna and painted the shadowed areas into the pine needles. Then I added a few dead branches to the ends of the pine tree.

With burnt sienna I put the under paint down for the land area below the pine.

Using various mixtures of French ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson and burnt sienna I painted in the land below the pine tree and added grasses and growies around the trunk.

It was at this point that I realized that the single pine needed company and lightly drew in a few more trunks.

It still needs a little more work before it is complete. I will post the finished piece at a later date.