Done from a sketch with no drawing. Started with pale washes and built up in layers.
January’s WetCanvas challenge
. Pretty happy with this – especially the boy’s shirt.
Rather enjoyed this one. Having done a few of these now I’m getting the hang of substituting in my colors and brushes instead of his. He has his own line of bristle brushes to give a nice ragged effect for trees and grasses. I substitute in my synthetic flat brush for this reasonably successfully. Ditto for colors. He uses the Maimeri Blu brand and I do various conversions e.g. brown stil de grain = burnt sienna, primary blue cyan = cobalt blue.
Intermediate steps are below.
Some foreground trees – stage 2 darks.
Stage 4 – final detail. Branches on the trees, more snow shadows and some leaf detail.
. Not sure it works here but was worth a try.
Or tap as I really should say. Done purely in burnt sienna and indigo with some burnt sienna ink to provide the rust effect a la
A paintalong from his
book and DVD. Mostly for the leeks and mushrooms. The pepper and aubergine are incidental and pretty much unidentifiable.
This wasn’t a complete disaster but not what you’d call a triumph.