The Gnarly Maple 16" x 20" O/C
In spite of it being officially spring, winter continues to carry on. From what I hear, the temperatures are much to low during the night and day to make the sap run. Many are predicting a poor harvest this spring. It will truly be, ' liquid gold '.
The sketch for this painting eventually ended up under the finished painting as it was being 'built up'.
The colours for this painting were, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, cadmium red, alizarin, cad yellow medium, raw sienna and titanium white.
I used Odourless Solvent sparingly for thinning my paint and for cleaning my brushes during the painting process.
So far, I am pleased with progress of each painting in the sugar shack series . Some areas have been a challenge.