Monday, December 7, 2009
Ice Crusted Sunrise
Sunday morning, on ice covered streets, I drove back to my muse and painted the moments after sunrise. Boy it was cold.
The underpainting was done fairly dark and purposely changing temperature. For instance, while the morning sky has a cooler light (typically) I first made the sky a warm yellow orange. When I painted the pastel on top I went towards the cooler side- a more lemony yellow with green. I wanted to see what would happen. It's funny I was thoughtful about that, but my favorite part is the left shadow mass of trees and its reflection. That is where I painted simply by instinct. hah! What does that tell me??????