Page 9 - Giv'er Miramichi Magazine - Winter Issue 2022
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The Painting Process by Anne Maloney Assaff

        Winter Light Gaffney's Hill (Barnaby River)

        Anne takes us through her process of creating a painting, and has broken it down into three main steps.

        My Palette: Prussian Blue, Payne's Grey, Pthalo Blue, Dioxazine Purple, Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Yellow,
        Cadmium Red, Titanium White

        Step 1. I begin by applying a unifying colour as the base Step  2.  Several  layers  later,  I  am  building  up  more
        coat; in this case, a rich dark blue. Over that, I do a very nuanced colour, even within this limited colour scheme.
        loose sketch in white charcoal. Working from general to I am also gradually adding more detail. The key, for me,
        specific, I think only in terms of shapes at this stage, is  to  try  and  express  a  mood  and  to  make  sure  all
        while trying to establish the sense of light.          elements contribute to that.

                                                                                 Step 3. The fun part!
                                                                                 Turning on the lights. At this stage,
                                                                                 it's  enjoyable  to  put  in  the  finer
                                                                                 details, playing off the warm tones of
                                                                                 the  lit-up  houses  against  the  cool
                                                                                 moonlit snow.

                                                                                 Left: The finished piece.
                                                                                 Winter Light Gaffney's Hill
                                                                                 (Barnaby River)
                                                                                 16" x 20" acrylic on cradled birch panel

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