Painting With the Masters - Edward Seago - Boats on the Orwell

 Boats on the Orwell by Edward Seago

Boats on the Orwell by Edward Seago

I love Edward Seago's work. He was an English artist who painted in both oils and watercolor. The muted palette he uses is so intriguing to me. Artist Todd Williams first introduced us to his work in the workshop he taught for our art club last fall. 

So, I learned a great deal from practicing this piece. Those grays! Do you see the cool and warm mixed together to give interest and atmosphere? That was the challenge for me and I loved experimenting with my color pools.

I started with a neutral gray mixed with ultramarine blue and cad orange. I then mixed warm and cools with titanium white, and warm white along with more red (cad red light) or blue (ultramarine or cobalt) or yellow (transparent yellow) to get the variations of gray for the painting. The lower right corner gave me the most trouble. Gah. I just wasn't sure how to mix that color, there is some red and yellow in it. 

So here is where I ended up. I am most happy with how those little birds came to life, I have never tried painting such delicate little marks and it was quite fun.

 Boats on the Orwell, ©Beth Cole after Edward Seago

Boats on the Orwell, ©Beth Cole after Edward Seago

What master's do you admire? Thanks for reading my friend.

--Beth
Soli Deo Gloria