The Dog Sled 11" x 14" o/c
My first winter, snow painting...for this year !
My thoughts and prayers go out to the poor folk in Buffalo. I have never seen snow like this before. Unbelievable !
I can't help thinking that the worst is still to come as the forecast calls for warmer weather to follow. The melting snow will be heavy and unmanageable .
I used my limited palette for this painting.
To begin the painting, I "scrubbed" in or filled in the basic shapes with different values of the same colour as dictated by the scene. This scrub in was for the most part the darkest values in the painting. Once the colour values "set up", I was able to continue with the lighter colours on this dark value background.
I used odourless mineral spirits to lay in the basic shapes and less as I worked towards the finished painting.
I think that this method is becoming more the norm for me.