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Canal Bridge Commission

 

 

1st step - Canal Bridge Study

1st step -- Canal Bridge Study

I have discussed the commission subject, size, price and palette with the client. They have requested this subject which is the bridge that separates North and South Pender Islands. Here is the quick 11" x 14" study which I have done to show them my concept. The final piece will be 36" x 48".

 2nd step

2nd step

The entire surface of the canvas has been underpainted in a violet / red.

 3rd step

3rd step

The basic design is established and some dark tones laid in. I am referring to a photo of the bridge to ensure accuracy of detail.

4th step

4th step

The green tones of the forest and the colours of the rock bluff are established. Here, accuracy is not important so I can just play in a very impressionistic way with some lovely jewel tones.

5th step

5th step

I need some reflections suggested in the foreground to balance the composition.

6th step

6th step

I am working on the foreground and suggesting more movement in the water.

7th step

7th step

More detail is added to the forest and rock bluff. The midden area at the right is more firmly established.

8th step

8th step

The colours of the sky are laid in allowing the underpainting to come through. All of these colours will be reflected in the foreground water.

Canal Bridge Final

Canal Bridge Final

Now the really fun part -- the water -- which is reflecting every element of the painting. I have added bits of copper paint as a final flourish but it is the violet / red of the underpainting coming through -- the 'colour surprise' -- which unifies the piece.

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Wendy Munroe
Paintings in Acrylic
Pender Island, B.C.
Ph: (250) 629-3559 Fax:(250) 629-3569

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