Snow Doons ..11" x 14" ..o/p
This painting first started by me applying a reddish orange wash to the entire surface. I let it set for about five minutes and then rubbed the surface lightly to remove the excess runny wash. I had not tryed a background wash for a number of paintings and I wanted to see the visual effect of using the new palette on it.
I do like the result of the background 'peeking' through where the paint is applied around the contour of the foreground tree on the left. I prefer this "look" to the "close crop look". I think it is softer.
The painting was started with a loose wash in the darkest value of the object's mother colour. The painting was further refined as each later colour/value was added to the appropriate object. Lastly, the detailed subjects were added as finishing touches.
Again, I must say that I enjoyed playing with this new limited palette.