Thursday, October 10, 2013

Another "Seasonal" Work in Progress ... Snowberries

I've masked the foreground image. I use quin. siena, aureolin and phthalo green in a w/w wash, dropping on the pigment.  Then I put on some saran wrap to get a pattern.  You can vaguely see some of the pattern under the later green washes of phthalo blue, quin. gold and quin. siena.
The painting is on Arches 300 lb. CP, and the size is 9 x 9 inches.

I've done a lot of darkening washes with quin. siena mixed with phthalo blue.

Now  starting the leaves ...

The snowberry is a bush that grows wild here in wooded areas. In September, it puts out small white puffball-type berries the size of the end of your thumb. They are very striking against the rich, dark green foliage.

Thank you for dropping by! Your comments are always welcome.


  1. I like where you're going with these. You are a master at masking and just right wash mixes in my book.

  2. This is beautiful already, Kathryn!!!

  3. Exciting!! I am so wondering where this is going Kathryn, but knowing you, this is going to be beautiful. Hugs:)xx