Saturday, December 13, 2008
Another Stab at the Dec VSD
I got the kids carted off to bed and then just had fun playing around with acrylics on aquabord. I just love the beautiful browns that Winsor Violet and Cad Yellow made - that was the tall building - then I decided to scrub it in and do another just violet wash. The smaller building was a alizarin crimson and permanent green neutral, scrubbed, and with a final alizarin crimson wash.
The sky had a pale ultramarine blue wash, which I covered with a watery cad orange. The snow on the ground is a cad orange wash.
I wasn't too happy with the background trees (that's why I prefer the smaller crop), but all in all it was a more satisfying attempt then my first sketch. I really enjoyed playing with washes, scrubbing out paint, and making it about the process more than the end product.