Tuesday, April 12, 2016

OSWOA - Barron Canyon 1

Today I was painting with the Buckhorn Tuesday Painting Group and I took a number of smaller paintings to work on including this one that I had started a while ago (see posts on 0 May 2014 and 23 October 2015).

I added more raw sienna into the left side of the canyon walls and a few more trees.

For the distant hills behind the canyon walls some pale greyed green trees were added to the top and I put in a very pale wash of raw sienna against the bottom of the rocks.

Next I washed some alizarin crimson over the rocks at the base of the right side rock wall, which was followed by a mix of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna.

The tree at the edge of the narrows was darkened and more were added along the top edges of the rocks at the base of the cliff with various mixtures of green.

With the greyed green from the background hills, the edges of the outcroppings on the cliffs were lightly indicated. Then trees were put on the tops of the outcrops and against the skyline at the top of the cliff.

The water was put in using layers of Antwerp blue, burnt sienna and French ultramarine blue.

I lightly drew in a canoe and it was painted with cadmium red and cadmium yellow.

The OSWOA shown here is an original watercolour painting using Artist quality Winsor & Newton paint on 140lb. Arches 100% rag, acid free watercolour paper. It is priced at $50.00 and sold unframed. SOLD

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