Saturday, April 04, 2009
this is a painting I've been working on (on and off) over the past few weeks. Inspiration is from one of the tree photos taken on one of my walks.
some process pics:
I started by painting the whole canvas black, and then used masking tape to "draw" some tree shapes. Then started filling in some flat color.
Layered on more colors for the sky. Attempted to paint snow. kinda hard that.
Happy with the sky. Not happy with the snow. Took the masking tape off to reveal the trees.
Added the branches to the trees, first with a paintbrush. Didn't like how that looked, so I switched to a palette knife. That actually worked quite well, but I blobbed on too much paint sometimes. Added white highlights to the snow with the palette knife. I think the palette knife works pretty good for a snow effect. Now I'm happy with how the snow looks, but not really liking the tree branches so much. Eh, it's a "sketch", I was playing around and having fun with the paint. :)