After the fallPosted: December 30, 2016
There was quite a good snowfall in Montreal yesterday, and for once it’s not followed by rain or freezing rain. That’s makes it pretty perfect to paint. After a good storm like this, there’s snow on the vertical surfaces like trees and poles but it doesn’t last long so I went out early. Fortunately the plows had already passed in Pointe Claire. There’s nothing worse like being pushed out of a parking spot by a snowplow driver honking in back of you when you’re in the middle of a sketch.
For a quiet scene like this I stick with lighter colours — mostly Cerulean Blue, Organic Vermilion and Hansa Yellow. I am able to get all the soft tones I like with this triad, but for the wires and evergreens I have to boost it up a little with some darker pigments. Sketched on Arches CP paper, 9″ x 12″ in a cold car with foggy windows.