Sunday, 11 September 2011

Embracing Autumn

Autumn Wood not quite finished
Not a good day for outdoor painting. High winds causing 45 degrees rain and low cloud over Keswick. I have decided to embrace Autumn not moan about the weather, and try to work with it! Lets see how long it lasts! I've had this canvas waiting on the sidelines to be finished. I started it about two years ago in Arcylics, I wanted to make the tree on the left come forward and send the rest of the picture back. I'm painting with Oils at the moment, and thought I'd give it a whirl. Music on, Hot pot simmering and I'm off.
Thin Oils first, I tried a little glazing with transparent colours (with no use of white paint). I then blocked in some of the sky and background, this time adding a little white and making sure the colours I used stayed Cool. Then it was time for the bark of the trees again I used thin transparent colours. The fun came with leaves of Oranges and Lemons! and a few reds added to compliment the greens. Shadows of soft muted purples next. I've now reached the next stage, which is the important one. Looking and figuring out what to do next, this could take a few days.
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1 comment:

Ida M. Glazier said...

Love your water colors - - -but this Autumn one is also beautiful. You are very talented in many mediums it would seem! I enjoy your blog very much.