Tuesday, August 16, 2016

OSWOA - Morning Reflections 1

We are finally getting more rain which started around 4:00am this morning and has continued through most of the day. Although there was a Meteorological Alert issued by Environment Canada for severe rain and wind warnings for the area we were fortunate that it bypassed us, but we still had the 80F (26.7C) temperature and the humidity making it feel like 98F (36.7C).

I wanted to finish this painting that I have been working on (see posts on 10 January 2013, 05 March 12 and 14 August 2016).

After looking at it for a couple of days I decided that the painting needed darker colour in the closer tree trunks and in the water and rocks.

Using French ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson and burnt sienna I added the darker colour into the trunks and branches of the closer trees.

With the same colour I added the shadows on the rocks and at the water line.

Next I added in some of the reflections into the water from the main tree trunks and coniferous trees.

Lastly I added a little more alizarin crimson into the stream.

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

The OSWOA shown here is an original watercolour painting using Artist quality Winsor & Newton paint on 300lb. Arches 100% rag, acid free watercolour paper. It is priced at $40.00 and sold unframed.