Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Commission step 2

It is still hard to get a good photo with all the white of the paper showing. I started adding just the first tiny bits of colour. Unfortunately, I won't have time to do more for about a week. I decided to start by adding some blue to the areas that will be water so I can keep them the focus as I paint the rest. I also added the first layer in the cut-away ground areas. I am going to paint all the thousands of trees next starting in the distance and getting bigger as I come forward. The first tree line has been added at the top. There will be clouds at that end in the sky as well and they will have to go on even before the trees.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

New Commission step 1

I have been working on a commission which is an arial view of our local watershed area. I have finally completed the design and drawing and it's ready to start painting. I have to work tomorrow so I hope to get started on the painting part on Tuesday. The photo was difficult to take when it is just light pencil on white paper. It will show up better as I start to add colour.