Starting to add painted collage papers to the underpainting. We evacuated last week to avoid hurricane Laura, but we are back home with no damage, thank goodness. This week I will be in the studio more.
Sunday, August 23, 2020
I started out with a red-toned canvas, and I drew the shapes onto it with charcoal. I did not use fixative on the charcoal, because I don't worry about charcoal mixing into my first layer of paint.
I put in the lightest values, the sky and the sky reflection in the pond, using dioxazine purple mixed with titanium white. The pond is slightly darker than the sky. This is true to nature.
Next I blocked in the tree shapes and the banks of the pond. The foreground is in shadow.
The darks are in, and most of the reflected trees are blocked in as well.
Here is how it looks on the easel. It is charming now, and I am not sure where I will take it from here.
This is the photo I am working from.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Sunday, August 16, 2020
Here is the final image before it was broken up:
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Saturday, August 08, 2020
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