Winter is over here in Kamloops but my passion to paint the beautiful snowy hills around our city has not! I used the two photos shown to compose the painting shown in its toned state. I wanted to feature some aspens trees combined with the rolling hills and warm winter sunlight.
My process started with a pencil sketch to work out an interesting design. I actually love this stage and always take my time doing it because as I've said before, a good road map gets you to where you want to go without getting lost! I drew it onto the canvas with thinned Raw Umber and let it dry before toning the canvas with a few of my favorite transparent pigments, Quinacridone Red, and Transparent Red Iron Oxide. I like using Quin Red under the cool snow passages. Next week, I move into Alla Prima painting!
Debbie Milner Lively- AFCA
I've been a professional artist for the past 20 years. I can say the journey has been amazing!