Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Rock Shadows - A Work in Progress

Today I am painting with the Buckhorn Tuesday Painting Group.

I thought I would get a little more work done on this piece that I started a number of years ago (see posts on 30 January 2011, 12 March 13 2016 and 14 December 2016).

I started by making a pale green of the background colour using Antwerp blue and raw sienna and put it on the shadowed side of the birch tree trunks.

Using mixtures of burnt sienna and raw sienna I indicated some of the larger areas of dark markings on the tree trunks.

With a dark of French ultramarine blue, burnt sienna and alizarin crimson I started putting the dark lines onto the bark on the trunk and branches.

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