Monday, August 22, 2016

Industry 1-3 Three Works in Progress

Today is the first day since 19 July that we have had a day without a humidity of 86F+ (30C+). Temperatures and humidity this high and for this long is very unusual for this part of Canada, in fact it has never happened in my lifetime.

It was a good day to go out and mow the lawn, a chore I enjoy doing. So I started my mower and carefully went through the doorway (which only allows a 1" (2.5cm) clearance on the deck).

It didn't seem to handle the way it normally does so I took it to the shop where Ron was working on the tractor and left it with him to see what was wrong with my lawn mower.

When I returned a little later he had it in pieces and this is what I saw. Needless to say I wasn't impressed and told him he shouldn't use my lawn mower if this is the end result.

So until the new parts come in and he fixes it and puts it all back together I will have to use my old one with the smaller deck.

After doing mowing the lawn, I thought I would do a couple of pieces showing industrial areas.

Industry 1

With a pencil, I lightly blocked in the factories and buildings complete with smoke stacks.

Working across all three pieces I started by going around the building with a dark mixture of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna in some areas, then adding cobalt blue with a small amount of alizarin crimson in some areas.

Industry 2

Next I lightened the colour and added a little more alizarin crimson to the mixture and put into the areas above the blue. I added more red to the mix for the next layer and then set it aside to dry.

For the middle I used a mix of lemon yellow and new gamboge and brushed it through the paintings.

Industry 3

While the paint was still wet at the bottom area of the yellow mix raw sienna with a little cobalt blue was put in to join the bottom part to the centre.

Using cobalt blue and aureolin some distant hills were put in above the bright yellow area.

I will post each painting at a later date once more work on it has been completed.