Dent du Midi
Colours Ultramarine blue + Cerelean blue, Paynes grey, Raw sienna + a touch of Burnt sienna.
A calming painting to paint as we paint glazes of the same (darker) colour on top of the dry layers.
Decisions to make:
- Where to put the mountain tops - high or low - I chose high
- How dark to make the sky - note lighter area behind mountain peaks
- How much foreground to leave
Here is the basic sketch note all the action is in the
Paint in sky with washes of Ultramarine and Cerulean
you could just use Ultramarine. Leave some white
as you move towards mountain peaks. Dry. Paint
very dilute large areas of Ultra + paynes grey. This
is tone 2. Dry.
Add shadow areas with same mixture od UB + PG.
This of this as tone 3. Dry.
Continue with darker shade of same mixture, tones
4 + 5
Add some warm tones to the foreground Raw +
Burnt sienna and a few fir trees (very small) with
Ultramarine + raw sienna. Add some toothbrush
spashes to foreground