Sunday, July 10, 2016

Autumn Trees 1 and 2 - Two Works in Progress

Today I pulled out these two paintings that I had started while in Magnetawan ant the Knoepfli Inn (see posts on 20 October 2013 and 17 February 2014).

I worked back and forth between the two paintings to try and keep the background in the same colour range in case I wanted them to be made into a diptych.

I started by wetting the paper first and then brushing in the background with a mix of raw sienna and new gamboge.

While the paper was still wet I added a little aureolin into some of the lighter areas of the background being careful to blend the colors together.

Autumn Trees 1

In the darker areas I added in some cadmium yellow and a little more raw sienna, once again being sure that there were not hard lines.

Using cadmium yellow with a touch of new gamboge I dropped the paint onto the still wet paper in areas where I wanted to indicate leaves but not have them very detailed.

As the paper continued to dry, with a very pale wash of raw sienna I added a little bit of darkness into the bottom of the paintings.

I will post each of these paintings once I have started painting in the tree trunks.

Autumn Trees 2

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and look at the artwork. I hope you will return often.