Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Calm Water 1 - A Work in Progress

Today I was painting with the Buckhorn Tuesday Painting Group, and one of our members Emil Varga did a demonstration on how created coniferous trees using a sponge.

First masking tape was put across the horizon line and then the sky was brushed in using layers of French ultramarine blue and cobalt blue.

Once the sky was dry the background trees were brushed in using various greens made from the blues with raw sienna and allowed to dry while the tops of the rocks were lightly drawn with a pencil.

Using a sponge and dark green watercolour paint made from various mixtures of French ultramarine blue, Antwerp blue and cobalt blue together with raw sienna, burnt sienna and new gamboge.

While the paint was still wet, cadmium red, cadmium yellow and a mix of both colours were splattered and dropped into some areas on the green trees.

Next the rocks were painted in using various mixtures of alizarin crimson, burnt sienna and a little cobalt blue.

Once the rocks were dry the masking tape was removed and the reflections of the rocks were drawn in and then painted.

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

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