Saturday, May 27, 2017

Clear Lake IX - A Work in Progress

I wanted to do some work on this sketch and try to get all nine pieces of Clear Lake at least started (see post on 09 June 2013).

I thought I would like to add a mother duck and her brood of ducklings into the foreground in front of the rocks.

Along the shoreline of Clear Lake there were a number of areas that had bull rushes close to the shore and I added them into the drawing to create interest and depth in the picture.

First I put in the closer rocks, the small pine trees, the grasses and added the shadows to the rocks and reflections beneath them.

From there I started on the bull rushes and cattails behind the rocks and then added a few of the reeds to the left side of the drawing.

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