|"Be At Peace"|
I decided to try out her techniques. I used my own composition but her instructions and colors.
|Masking of snow areas. She also mentions masking 3 circles in the center of the composition. I evidently did that part wrong, so if you try this, leave those out.|
|She uses a triad of colors, quinacridone gold, Q burnt orange, and indigo.|
Wet the paper, apply Q gold in the center, then a ring of orange, then indigo.
Blend the colors by using a fine spray (bottle) of water, spraying from center out
|Let the paper dry. Mix your greens and push them under the masking where your evergreen branches are|
|Then, using a stiff brush spatter aureolin and Qgold, and a little indigo, spray lightly with water to blend colors|
|Use indigo and a little rose to create the shadows, paint in the tree trunks and branches|
|Remove the masking, then wet each snow shape and create shadows using cobalt blue.|
This would not have been a bad painting if it was not for the circles in the center.
|Be At Peace|
I painted this from a photo I took up near Red Mountain Pass last winter while snow shoeing.
There is no back lighting in it, but I like the feel of it.