Thursday, February 23, 2017

Loon Call Lake II and III - Two Works in Progress

Today I pulled these two sketches that I started while canoeing on Loon Call Lake a number of years ago (see posts on 14 September 20014 and 13 May 2016).

On the first one I started by putting the shadows on the underside of the clouds, followed by indicating the tops of the clouds with thin lines.

From there I put in the two large pine trees closer to the front of the island and lightly indicated the trunks of the middle ground large pine trees.

On the background rocks, I added the shadows first and gradually worked my way around the base of the rocks below the larger pine trees adding more shadows and details..

Loon Call Lake II

I put some of the ripples into the water along the shoreline.

I started to put in the deciduous trees on the right side of the drawing, but found that I was getting tired and decided to take a break.

After having a cup of tea and a light lunch, I decided rather than overwork the first drawing that I would do a little work on the second drawing that was on the same piece of paper.

Loon Call Lake III

I started by putting in the front section of the boathouse and then indicated the boards and the door.

Next I put the reflections from the boathouse into the water below; and in the area between the bottom of the door and the water I darkened the water to reflect the dark interior of the boathouse.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and look at the artwork.

I will post both of these drawings at a later date when more work on each of them has been completed.