I began with two canvases, both with an orange base layer. On the first canvas, I used blue, to complementary colour, to create the landscape, using the orange as the lightest colour and working my way to the darkest point. I used a large two-inch brush, as not to get caught up in the details. The blue stands out strongly against the orange, however, I feel as though this painting is successful. It gives a sense of an atmospheric landscapes without giving too much detail away, leaving it up to the viewer to interpret.
The second painting is exactly the same, but with using the sympathetic colour to orange which is red. I feel as though this is not as successful as the blue but has the same atmospheric style, yet slightly calmer.
The next step to take this is to add glazes to these paintings and experiment with colours and textures.