Friday, January 5, 2018

Pink Sky 2-4 - Three Works in Progress

It shows how hard the winter is this year for the birds, as today I had a small flock of snow buntings come to the lawn for the cracked corn.

The temperature as I headed down to do the barn chores was -9F (-23C) with the wind chill making it feel like -33F (-36C), the nice thing was that by the afternoon it had warmed up to -6F (-21C) and feeling like -29F (-34C).

I wanted to work on these three paintings that I started a couple of years ago (see posts on 16 October 2016 and 14 May 2017).

Pink Sky 2

I started by mixing a number of different green mixtures using French ultramarine blue, Antwerp blue, cobalt blue, raw sienna, new gamboge and burnt sienna.

Working back and forth on each of the three paintings I added some needles onto each of the trees in various greens letting the paint dry between each layer.

Unfortunately, for most of the day I was interrupted a number of times by telephone calls and this made it difficult to get back to do work on each painting and some got further along than on others.

Pink Sky 3

Each of the paintings will require a couple more layers of colour on the needles as well as the tree trunks and branches added onto them.

I will post each of these paintings as they are completed.

Thank you for coming to look at my artwork and I hope you will return often.

Pink Sky 4