Monday, December 26, 2016

Pink Sky 6 and 7 - Two Works in Progress

Today I just couldn't get into painting, but I wanted to do something.

I thought I would at least put in a couple of early morning skies in shades of pink, blue and mauve.

I started by using various mixtures of French ultramarine blue and alizarin crimson.

I decided that I would work on both pieces at the same time and started by wetting each piece and started with a wash  of alizarin crimson as the base colour.

Pink Sky 6

With the blue I streaked in a few areas of the blue across the sky, letting the colour blend into the base pink and creating mauve, while at the same time leaving some areas of the pink untouched.

I sketched in one of the rocks into the foreground.

I will post each of these pieces at later date once more work on them has been completed.

Pink Sky 7