Painting  and Covid

Lately, I have been painting to keep my mind busy. My brother is in the hospital  in ICU fighting  for his life, because of Covid. He has two types of pneumonia. We found out he has diabetes. The doctors are saying that he might not make it. We are constantly praying for a miracle. I lost my Uncle in January from Covid.

Painting is only thing that is keeping me sane for now.I did two paintings of Cherry Blossom trees. One painting is acrylic and the other is oil.

Sunset

Last night,I started this painting.I started with the sky.I wanted a sunset  look to it.I blended about three different colors. I used Yellow Ochre,Alizarin Crimson, Prussian Blue,and white.I used an one inch brush to blend it together. I also used the same colors for the water as well.

I used a one inch round brush for the trees.For the dark ,I used Phithalo Blue,Alizarin Crimson, and Zinc.

I finally got my tree limbs down.I used a liner brush.For the bark of the tree,I used Zinc,Slate Grey,and brown. I added White for the high light. For the bushes ,I used a one inch round brush, and a number 3 fan brush for the grass.

Mountain

I have been trying to work on my mountains.This painting took me a day to paint.

I try to come up with different looks for the sky. I blended at three different  shades of blue. I used True blue,Sky blue,and Sky mist. For the mountain,I mixed Zinc,Slate grey,and brown.

Yesterday, I  had such a migraine headache. Pollen and I are not good friends. My sinuses were playing  havoc to my head.

I wanted  to keep painting. I made sure that I was calm and my surroundings were quiet. Today my head doesn’t pound as much.I am very sensitive to sound.