Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Clear Lake I - A Work in Progress

This morning I was greeted with the Meteorological Alert of a Winter Storm Warning calling for snow, changing to ice pellets, freezing rain and finally changing to rain; and they weren't wrong.

It started off at 24F (-4.4C) with a wind chill of 16F (-8.9C) and then the snow started and the rest of the weather followed. I get to look forward to more of the same for tomorrow.

I pulled out this sketch that I started a few years ago (see post on 09 June 2013).

I started with the foreground trees, deciding which ones would be birches or maples.

Next I worked on the rocks on the far side of the lake and once they were finished I indicated the trunks of distant trees.

In the foreground I put in the grasses and growies at the edge of the lake first, then added some more at the base of the birches.

I will post this drawing again, once it has been completed.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and look at the artwork.