Sunday, August 12, 2012

Back to Painting

I decided to paint the flowers (delphiniums) first and then sort of work backwards.
I used ultramarine blue, and a little permanent rose for the blossoms
and sap green, yellow ochre, and burnt sienna for leaves and stems
After it was all dry, I "painted" each flower carefully with frisket.

Here I have started with the first wash on the mid range mountains.
I used ultramarine blue mixed with yellow ochre, dropping in
ultramarine blue, june bug and indigo here and there.

For the most distant mountains I used a weak mixture of ultramarine blue
and yellow ochre, dropping in a little of the blue by itself for shadows

Moving closer, I used cadmium orange, then a light mixture of ultramarine
blue and permanent rose, adding sap green for the lower trees

For the closest ridge behind the flowers I again used the cad orange and
ultramarine blue, as well as june bug and the sap green for trees with a
little ultramarine blue for shadow

The closer mountains will need another wash or two adding more detail and shadows.  The drama in this painting, hopefully, will be the sky.   To be continued....


Barney (The Old Fat Man) said...

Thank you for the school on water color painting. I have been reading books for several years but some parts never did make sense to me. Your detailed explanations and stoppiing to show the steps is helping me a lot. THANK YOU

Bobbie said...

Barney, You are so welcome. and thanks for letting me know that these posts are helpful.

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