Monday, March 19, 2018

Buckhorn Backyard - A Work in Progress

Today I wanted to do a painting of the building that is behind the church in Buckhorn where we paint on Tuesdays.

The angle I chose to do the building is from the back of it, where there is a lot of "junk" laying around on the ground.

I under painted the canvas with a wash of raw sienna and set is aside to dry while I decided where I would place the building.

Using Grumbacher (naphthol) red, I put in the building first and added the background trees, snow banks and then indicated all the things at the back of the building and finally the road which is at the back of the church.

I started on the sky using mixtures of naphhol red, titanium white and cerulean blue, keeping it slightly darker on the left side.

Next I mixed up various greens of cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, raw sienna and Hansa yellow for the pine trees in the background.

The background snow was mixtures of titanium white, cerulean blue and burnt sienna.

The weathered white boards on the building were mixtures of white, with burnt sienna, then with some of the green mixes, and some areas with raw sienna.

I will post this painting at a later date once more work on the building is completed.

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