Friday, May 26, 2017

Sunset Island II - A Work in Progress

Cindy and Norma came over to paint a sunset with me so they will be able to help me next week when I teach the class.

I started with pure raw sienna streaked in the sky with curved diagonal strokes leaving some areas white.

While the paper was still wet I brushed in the water with horizontal strokes leaving a few areas white.

I mixed burnt sienna with the raw sienna and painted it into both the sky and the water.

Next I brushed a little pure burnt sienna into the sky and water.

I added French ultramarine blue to the burnt sienna for a dark grey mixture and painted in the distant islands and leaving a small space put in the reflections.

With a dark mixture of French ultramarine blue, burnt sienna and a small amount of alizarin crimson I started painting the main pine tree and indicated the trunks on the three larger trees.

With the same mixture I started painting in the rocks adding a little water in some areas to give it a mottled effect.

Lastly, I put in a few reflections of the rocks into the water.

Cindy and Norma each completed their paintings within the time allowed for a class, so we are good to go with the class.

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