Visibility: poorPosted: February 6, 2016
A snow fog descended over Montreal today, wrapping the city in mist. Even the most mundane of subjects turns to magic in this type of weather. The recipe for the soft layering of trees in the park was to use a triad of colours — none of them very dark or transparent — and build up the values slowly while painting around the bigger white shapes. I’ve recently added Yellow Ochre back into my travel palette, replacing the Raw Sienna that was there, and used it along with Cerulean Blue and Organic Vermilion for this muted triad. I’ve really been enjoying experimenting with triads this year and will incorporate these lessons into my summer workshops. Sketched on Fluid paper, 8″ x 8″. White gouache added to the finer branches at the very end.