Thursday, August 25, 2016

Forest Stream 1 - A Work in Progress

Today I worked on this painting that I worked on earlier this month (see posts on 13 February 2012, 13 March and 13 August 2016).

I wanted to finish all the background trees. As usual I started working from the furthest back trees to the closest ones using various mixtures if French ultramarine blue, burnt sienna and raw sienna.

Once the treea were completed I put in some grasses and growies that were still above the snow into the background with raw sienna, burnt sienna and alizarin crimson.

Next I added a few leaves onto the trees that are often seen still clinging valiantly to their place on the tree branches, refusing to leave until pushed out by the new spring growth or eaten by hungry squirrels.

I will post this painting at a later date once I have painted in the stream.