My woods in JanuaryPosted: January 11, 2022
For years I’ve been using the same colour mixture for shadows on snow: Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, and a bit of Alizarin. But for this week’s version of the woods close to my house, I tried something that I’ve used once or twice before: Indanthrene Blue. It’s a very deep blue but when you dilute it, the pale version is really nice for skies as well as shadows, and not as granulating as Cerulean (sometimes the granulation can be distracting!) For this painting, I contrasted the cool blue with Burnt Sienna for the distant buildings, and added a little bit of Indigo for the darkest darks.