Friday, March 11, 2011

Landscape Painting

Today in painting class we started using a limited colour palette - yellow oxide, burnt sienna, burnt umber and ultramarine blue.

After mixing some of the colours to find out what they can do, we started sketching out our landscape.

I took several photos along to class, unsure which one would be best. Our teacher chose one that wouldn't have been my first choice, but it was interesting to learn why he would choose that one over others.

After sketching, we added a thin wash of acrylic mixed with water to start blocking in the colours in an underpainting.

I managed to cover the canvas in the class, but I can already see where the next layer of paint needs to go. Can't wait until next week to get to work on this.

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