Hi This is the 1st painting in 2011. It's from my own photo taken over my winter vacation. This is a mill in the city of Haarlem near Amsterdam. The canals were all partially frozen. It was overcast so I had to fudge the light contrast. I completely changed the sky color at the end which is why the final it differs so drastically from the early stages. Comments welcome. Thanks for looking and happy new year!
I started with a two value high contrast underpainting using just one darkish grey.
I mixed a salmon colored wash and spread it over the entire canvas. I made a mistake using white when mixing the wash, which made it too opaque and raised the value of the dark half of the underpaining, consequently screwing up the contrast. I should have used burnt sienna or something orangish.
Used a fine point sharpie to firm the foreground edges: