Sunday, March 19, 2017

Moonlight Island - A Work in Progress

Today as I continue to work in acrylic paint I wanted to get this canvas that I had started a couple of years ago (see post on 19 October 2015) a little closer to finally being finished.

I started by using titanium white and brushed in a few thin clouds into the dark sky.

Adding a small amount of ultramarine blue and burnt sienna to the white I painted in the tree trunks and put down a base coat for the rocks of the island and the rock reflections in the water.

From there I added the needles onto the branches of the trees using various combinations of ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, raw sienna and Hansa yellow.

I kept the brighter colours on the moonlit side of the pines and brushed a mid-tone green into the water for the tree reflections.

Using the white I touched a few highlights into the water and on the tops of the rocks.

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

Thank you for taking the time to look at my artwork and I hope you will return often.