The first step in painting The Doorway was to paint the background. If you remember from some of my previous paintings I fell in love with textures, specifically textures made with salt.
I wanted the windows to vary in color as if they were stained glass or older style glass. I varied mixtures of Daniel Smith Moonglow, Pyrrol Scarlett and Pyrrol Blue.
Working On The Doorway Step One
The next step was fleshing in some of the greenery that was growing around the door. I varied this area of paint as well to keep it interesting.
For the tranquil cottage painting I used high-quality artist quality paint from the brand Daniel Smith to create a semi-realistic appearance. Daniel Smith paints have a wonderful consistency to them, making painting an absolute pleasure; they are super creamy and can achieve both bright and dark colors and tones.
The colors used in this painting were Indian Red, Burnt Sienna, Pyrrol Blue (Green Shade) and Cerulean Blue.
Hansa Yellow Medium, Quinacridone Gold, Pyrrol Green (Blue Shade).
I started off with a pen and ink line drawing:
I then began to add the clouds in the background. I wanted these fairly ominous and dark to highlight the...