Colours used for this study were indigo and cadmium red light for the misty sky colour. Cadmium yellow for the sun. A darker sky colour for the distant trees and sky colour with a little brown for the foreground tree. Other colour combinations used were light red and ultramarine and cobalt and brown madder .
In the first stage a drawing was done on a warm toned ground using a rigger and thinned paint. In the second stage tones and colours were suggested using thin washes with no white. Fatter paint was used in the third stage and more white added to the mixes in the fourth stage.
This is material taken from a project used in class. I wanted us to paint from a source photo that had simple shapes but not to copy/transcribe the image exactly as it was. I thought it would be fun to do several small sketches- about 4 x 6 inches using different colour schemes and not […]