Thursday, June 9, 2016

Shades of Orange

Today the KAGS Outdoor Painters' Group went to the Stillwater on the Lake Bed and Breakfast in Peterborough, Ontario.

It is a beautiful place, with lovely gardens, great views of the Chemong Lake and a peaceful atmosphere.

After spending most of the morning taking reference photographs and doing quick sketches of many things that I wanted to paint at a later time I settled at a large table in a sheltered spot and decided that I would paint the view in front of me of the lake.

With using a half sheet of watercolour paper and knowing how quickly the paint would dry in the warm weather  I was going to make some changes to the scene and keep things fairly simple.

Using large brushes and three colours French ultramarine blue, burnt sienna and raw sienna, I changed the afternoon scene into a sunset where the sun has just gone below the horizon but the lovely orange glow remains on the clouds.

This original 15" x 22" watercolour painting when framed will be available for $395.00.

Thank you for taking the time to view my artwork and I hope you will return often to see the postings.