What's on my easel Wednesday.
Work in Progress
Someone on Facebook asked me what colors I used in the rocks of this painting, so I thought I would re-post the early sequence again and go through some of the detail and bring you all up to date.
Here's some of the colors I had on my palette during the process.
Ultra- Marine Blue, Colbalt Blue, Cerulean Blue,
Naples Yellow, Cadmium Lemon, Yellow Ochre,
Indian Red, Permanent Madder Deep,
Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna
I started with an under-painting using Indian Red and Burnt Sienna
Some Viridian Green and White.
Ultra- Marine Blue under the warmer foreground water.
There's some Cobalt Blue in the mix now also some yellows.
At this stage I remember thinking this was a foggy day scene and I was messing around with the idea of adding some angry seagull screaming into the wind...
Then I added a sun behind the fog... which became a moon.... which cools the water color and darkens the rocks....
So, this painting has been hanging around the studio for over a year getting worked on when I am in the mood for a challenge. And now I am almost there.... some detail in the foreground and.... of course, I still need a title.
Very impressive. Nice progression, which helps to see how you moved from step to step...
Thank you for sharing your step by step! I love the red under painting and the final painting itself. Thanks for being an inspiration!
A great post....always interesting to see progress images...thanks for sharing!
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