Walk by the Canal. Work in Progress thread

Roanna Carleton Taylor
My initial underpainting is about placement. Here I'm building on where I want the layers to be and starting to create the shape of the painting
Building up the layers of the trees. I block out the parts where the sky shows through and then add foliage for realism.
Adding in the lowlights. A fellow artist said the tree on the right looked like a head of broccoli at this stage!
Working out where the reflection on the water would be. It was a bit too blue at this stage though.
Toned down the water and starting to add some highlights to the foliage
Warming the picture with yellows. Added a boat too.
More detail to the water, added some shadows and put some shadowing and texture on the path
The finished painting

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After the initial sketch I do an underpainting with thinned paint. I'm not bothered about colour at this stage, just placement.
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