Friday, December 6, 2019

Snowed in Farm House - A Work in Progress

The temperature today is fairly mild at 23F (-5C) but I was not impressed with the 7" (12.7cm) of snow on the ground.

I lightly sketched in the farm house and the hills in the background.

With a mixture of French ultramarine blue and Antwerp blue I indicated some of the shadows falling across the snow in the foreground.

Using the shadow colour I added a small amount of burnt sienna and applied the under coat of paint for the background hills.

For each layer of the hills I gradually added more of the blues and the burnt sienna to darken the colour on each layer of the trees.

I will post this painting at a later date once I have completed the background and started work on the farm house.