As I planned before I started painting, I ntented to show the
bridge, using the light and contrast against the plants on both
sides that framed the bridge into a nice composition. The trees
on both sides framed up the bridge and lead you visually across
to the end of the bridge.
Step-by-step demonstration of
how to paint
Define the composition of the painting using
a pencil. After which I planned and determined the areas of
highlight which in this case is the bridge that I will retain
Next I paint in a layer of light colours of
cobalt blue, burnt seina and purple for the sky and and reflections
in the water.
Next I paint in the base
colours of the bridge together with the reflections of the bridge
in the water. A greyish tint of colours were used in the background
houses at the further end of the bridge. Taking care of maintaining
areas of highlight for the bridge.
shades of darker green using of hooker green dark, burnt umber
and ultramarine were used for the trees on the right side of the
painting. Textures on the trees were created by the crystalization
of salt and watercolour reaction.
shades of the green were used for the trees on the left side of
the painting with the top of the trees in more warm green with
the addition of sap green.
details of the bridge were added to the final touches and shadows
were lastly applied to give the painting a three-dimensional look.