Friday, December 9, 2016

Sunrises - Two Works in Progress

One thing I have noticed is that when the sun rises, the colour of the sky in the west is often in shades of pink and blue.

I pulled out this drawing that I did a while ago (see post on 12 November 2014) which looks similar to the west fence line at the front of the property.

After wetting the sky area I used Antwerp blue and alizarin crimson to brush in the morning sky and then set this painting aside to dry.

Quiet Place 2

Next I pulled out this drawing of a barn I did earlier this year (see post on 13 June 2016) and I wet the sky area.

Starting at the bottom I put in layers of colour beginning with aureolin, adding various amounts of alizarin crimson and adding in cerulean blue into the top and middle of the sky.

Farm Buildings 4

I will post each of these paintings at a later date as more work on them is completed.

I would like to thank new collector Christine Barker of Peterborough, Ont. on her purchase of Getaway 2 (see post on 06 July 2012).