Monday, December 2, 2019

Back Road Birches - A Work in Progress

Today I was painting with the Lakefield Creative Art Group and the theme for today's painting was birch trees.

On the weekend I was outside and did a number of sketches of the snow covered pines, maples and birches on one of the back roads.

I transferred this drawing from one of my sketches onto a piece of watercolour paper.

Using French ultramarine blue, cobalt blue and alizarin crimson I brushed in the sky and some of the shadows on the snow.

I added raw sienna to the sky colours and put in the background trees.

Using burnt sienna and alizarin crimson I indicated the dark markings on the trees.

With burnt sienna I placed a few rocks at the base of the trees.

I will post this painting at a later date once more of the background has been completed.

Thank you for coming to look at my artwork and I hope you will return often.