Step By Step Demonstrations
A 10”x 8” board
under painted with a varied wash of Raw Sienna and Burnt Sienna
has been used, and the composition accurately drawn out using a
A start has
been made ‘blocking in’ the darks and mid-tones into the cottage
and tree shapes, together with a rough idea of the distant hills.
At this stage an accurate rendering of colour and detail is not
necessary, but tonally the painting must be fairly accurate. The
colours used for this step were, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Cerulean
Blue, Ultramarine Blue and Titanium White. I always use Alkyd Titanium
White, which speeds up the drying time of my paintings. A small
amount of white is used in most mixes, and subsequently, the painting
will almost always be dry within 24 hours.
‘blocking in’ process has continued using the same colours, with
the addition of a little Viridian to foliage mixes and Cobalt Violet
with Cerulean and Raw Sienna to some of the subtle mixes in the
intermediate foreground. Still, no detail has been developed at
this stage, but most of the board has been covered.
the overall ‘blocking in’ continues, my attention has returned to
the cottages. They are the focus of this painting, and I felt that
it was time to begin detailing them further and adding some highlights.
painting has now been completed by developing the foliage and foreground
areas, and adding all the final details and highlights. Indian Yellow,
for the foliage areas, was the only additional colour used during
this step . The painting took approximately 2 hours to complete
and was painted in one sitting. Paint was applied as from the tube,
(no turpentine or painting medium was used. Turpentine was only
used for brush cleaning).
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