Drakensberg Series oil on canvas WIP

Just need to add gold or copper leaf to the mountains and water then done!

Going to add reflections to the river and some texture - rock like, to the purple part.. then gold or copper leaf

First and second layer done, Magenta, cerulean blue, lemon yellow. then ultramarine blue details. I added too much oil to the ultramarine, I had to wipe the dripping oil off.. going to take a while to dry..
I am moving house - it will be bigger, hooray! so I will probably paint less in the following month due to packing.. oh the joys! I met a lady who was looking to rent our flat and I took down her number as she wanted art lessons, looking forward to the possibility.


Work in progress Drakensberg Series in oil on canvas

I am going for an increased saturation of colours and a smooth calmness, I am thinking of adding gold and copper foling on highlighted areas and where it takes my compositional eye's fancy :) I need to do another layer of clouds, finish the river and river banks and trees in the above painting, I have started a third painting, will post shortly, at the moment it only has a blue sky, yellow mountains, and pink foreground. Once I have done about 10 paintings of the drakensberg I will add in gold oil paint and foil on each one..


Drakensberg Series no 2 Oil Painting Work in Progress

Cerulean Blue to sky, Cobalt layer to land, cadmium red and violet added to mountain. darkest tones added to darkest areas.

Francois Bouchers Venus de Toilette oil reproduction.

Beautiful deep turquoise, my favourite colour added to curtains. Cerulean and lemon.

Drakensberg Work in progress Oil Painting

Sky in Cerulean, Cobalt and white, Lake reflections in Cerulean, lemon, burnt sienna ultramarine, darkest added cadmium red, Front mountains. Just need to do clouds and trees now. yay!


Drakensberg Series Work in Progress oil on canvas

This is the original photo I took whilst in the Castle burn area.

I really thoroughly enjoy a peaceful hike in the mountains with my hubby, I feel totally relaxed!
Here is the first layer of lemon yellow, violet and white, cobalt blue and white(water) cerulean blue (mountain) burnt sienna underlayer. 60,5 x 91cm