We started today with an underpainting that is with blocked in color beginning with the lemon yellow. Top left is a mix of cobalt, purple and raw umber.
We next started to blend and mix on canvas the red mixture over the yellow and blue to achieve the orangy color and somewhat purple/blue. The re mixture is cad red with white.
Here we completed the rest of the sky while adding in any other colors we felt looked appropriate especially in the bottom left corner.
Begin adding in small yellow clouds on the right hand side. As long as you have a coral color and the value is correct, the yellow will pop well against it.
Here’s what it looks like when you add in the suns rays. It matches the medium coral like color then leaving yellow to show through for the “corona” of the small clouds. Use the same color to add in the small clouds. Be sure to leave the yellow around the edges of the clouds to form the corona or outline.
Here is the photo close up showing the small clouds at the sunset.
Add in the land line with purple and raw umber and cobalt blue.
Here’s a close up to show how I added a rose and yellow mix at the tip of the landline to simulate the “glow” of the trees along the sunset.
This shows the land line with more variation of lights and darks throughout. Keep the values close together, all on the darkest side of the value scale. Colors to use are purple, raw umber, cobalt, in some areas rose, and in some areas you can add just a touch of white to the dark mix to dull an area for another value. Just play with this section.
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This post was written by Annette Alessi