Sunday, March 12, 2017

Early Morning 2 - A Work in Progress

It was fairly cold this morning 3F (-16) with the wind chill making it feel like -13F (-25C) and a strong wind blowing as I headed down to do the barn chores.

I decided that I would work on a painting and pulled out this drawing that I did quite some time ago (see post on 26 April 2013).

I wanted to start by putting a little bit of colour into the sky, so I lightly wet the paper.

Using new gamboge I brushed in the area just above the horizon line in first and this was followed with a mixture of alizarin crimson blending it slightly where the two colours touched.

Into the top of the sky I used a blend of Antwerp blue and French ultramarine blue and set the painting aside to dry.

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