Tuesday, 17 March 2015
I mixed Cobalt, Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Red and a dot of Cadmium Yellow Deep for a dark red-brown colour. Use a hard line for the cracks, and widen and lighten away from the bark for the peeling effect. Remember there is colour in those shadows under the peeled bark as they bend away from the trunk. Put in extra cracks in the bark as you go. I did the shadows under the frog as well, while I had the bark colours.
Sunday, 8 March 2015
We are putting detail into our creamy patches of bark. I used Cobalt, Burnt Sienna, Lemon and Cadmium Red and mixed it with white to make a mid-blue grey. Don't be too neat or precise - I just dabbed and rubbed and then made a lighter and darker tone to feather off into the original mix of grey. I then mixed Cadmium Red and Lemon for an orange to give the patches some colour. Do all the patches now while they are wet.