Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Moonlit Evening - A Work in Progress

Today I was painting with the Buckhorn Tuesday Painting Group at St. Matthews Church in Buckhorn, Ontario.

I decided to paint with acrylic paint for a change instead of watercolours as usual. I brought a couple of background canvases with me and started by using Background 51 (see post on 16 October 2015).

First I lightly indicated with a pencil, some trees in the distance on the right side of the painting.

This was followed by putting in the main pine tree on the left side of the painting.

I wanted to do the large pine tree first and put in the tree trunk with a mix of ultramarine blue and burnt sienna.

From there I started painting the needles onto the tree branches using various mixtures of ultramarine blue, manganese blue, cerulean blue, raw sienna and cadmium yellow.

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