Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sunset Island 6 and 7 - Two Works in Progress

This time of the year most nights weather permitting; there are some very beautiful sunsets with the colours reflected in the waters of the lakes.

Working back and forth on each of the two paintings and using similar a colours, I started by wetting both pieces of paper and put in the top of the sky with Antwerp blue and the reflection of the colour into the water at the bottom of the paper.

Next I used alizarin crimson and streaked it in below the blue of the sky and above the blue of the water.

Sunset Island 6

This was followed by a mixture of raw sienna and new gamboge into the unpainted area between the sky and the water.

Using dark of French ultramarine blue, burnt sienna and alizarin crimson I started working on the first painting and put in the far shore on the horizon line.

Next I indicated the rocks of an island in the foreground.

This was followed by indicating the pine tree trunks on the island and some of the needles.

Sunset Island 7

I will post each of these paintings at a later date as more work on them has been completed.