Sunday, March 25, 2018

Shades of Spring 1 - A Work in Progress

My Grackles have arrived this morning and I wanted to do a little more work on this painting of springtime that I had started last year (see post on 01 March 2017).

First I lightly defined the outline of the main birch trees with a pencil.

With various combinations of burnt sienna, raw sienna and French ultramarine blue I put in the markings on the trunks of the trees.

Using a mix of Antwerp blue and raw sienna I indicated some grass into the foreground and a slight rise of ground behind the birches.

I will post this painting at a later date once the birch trees have been completed.