Wednesday 13 February 2019

painting mt aspiring - step by step

Tititea / Mount Aspiring from Bevan Col

I thought you might be interested in seeing some step by step photos of my latest New Zealand mountain landscape - Tititea / Mount Aspiring from Bevan Col.

The painting is from a photograph I took of my husband, David, when we climbed the peak with our friend Alexis in 2012. Including my husband made the painting extra special for me, although all the mountain paintings I am doing at the moment are of scenes that hold many memories for me.

Painting details:
Ink & watercolour on Fabriano Artistico, cold press
55 x 38cm

Here are the steps...

Pencil drawing

Ink drawing

Sky and first wash on the mountain's rocks

First watercolour wash of the painting done.

Adding the first shadows

Adding the tiny details

Finished painting. Tititea / Mount Aspiring from Bevan Col.

Materials used:

  • Fabriano Artistico, traditional white, cold press, 300gsm
  • Lamy safari mechanical pencil with HB lead
  • Lamy safari fountain pens (F & B) with DeAtramentis black document ink
  • Synthetic watercolour brushes
  • Colours : 
    • Winsor & Newton - Cobalt Blue Hue, Burnt Sienna. 
    • Daniel Smith - Cerulean Blue, Quinacridone Rose, Natural Sienna, Pyrol Orange. 
    • MaimeriBlu - Paynes Grey, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Yellow Medium.

This painting has sold. But commissions are welcome. Contact me if you have special mountain you'd like me to paint for you.

There are over 50 tutorials (videos and step-by-steps) on my Patreon and Renee's Studio. Find them here ...

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