SunrisePosted: January 8, 2016
If my dog could talk she would tell you that her morning walk was somewhat delayed. When I looked out my window at the sun coming up through the trees, I put off the walk for 30 minutes so I could sketch this scene. It was mostly done with a 1″ flat which is a pretty big brush for an 8″ x 8″ sheet, but I wanted to capture the big shapes of warm and cool light on the snow and houses. There was some morning fog and I vaguely remember the weatherman mentioning a smog warning too, hence the muted tones. My pigments are all on the light side: Cerulean Blue, Hansa Yellow Medium, Pyrrol Orange and Burnt Sienna. Maybe a little Alizarin Crimson in the tree. And if the dog could talk she would tell you that she eventually got her walk.