She usually lays down some colour on her canvas before beginning a painting. In this instance she has used a two-tone background.
The next step is to indicate some of the main features - in this case the edges of the river and the tree trunks and larger branches. This was done using Payne's Grey.
She kept us well entertained with a series of quotations and stories as well as describing her working methods.
She continued to add darker values and then added some white for parts of the river and as an under-painting for brighter leaves.
|She had prepared this in advance|
and her demonstration continued with this
|She doesn't use a restricted palette|
but suggested these colours as a minimum
|Orange leaves over some of the white|
|Using a cocktail stick to add paint|
|Blue and red has been added with a cocktail stick|
|Time was up at this point|
She'll probably continue adding to it
|One she had done previously|