Friday, April 13, 2007

"Deserted Cheese Factory" 8"x 10" O/P (revisited)

Awhile back (Jan. 10) I did a painting that I had named 'Deserted Cheese Factory'. It had since been on my mind to do a painting of the complete building. The first piece had been painted using photo reference. At the time, I was interested in the end of the building and the light upon it. I feel that having the complete building in the painting provides a strong supporting cast and balance to the more dominate fall colours and strong light falling on the end of the building.

The support for this painting was a 8"x 10" panel that I had previously painted on and wiped off ( it happens :-) ) leaving a grayish tone with some colour hi-lites and a fairly smooth painting surface. The colours on my palette were limited to Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Alizarin, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Lemon Yellow and Titanium White. Hints of Grey may also be seen in the painting and it is the result of left over paint from a previous painting being mixed together. In this particular case, it was lightened by the addition of Titanium White. In this painting, no medium was added to the mixtures, unless you count the cleaning fluid. ( it and my medium are the same )

So, now that is off my mind and the "Deserted Cheese Factory" will be preserved, if only in paint.

'til next.


Cara Dawn Romero said...

uI agree - the strong light had to be recorded. Great painting -

rob ijbema said...

love the wild trees Frank,ok and the cheese factory too,great to see and study a new work,please don't let us wait so long next time.
take care!

Frank A. said...

Thanks Cara...strange what draws us to paint some subjects, eh?

Take care..

Frank A. said...

Hi Rob..

Thanks for your compliment. A new one is up but I do not see what there would be to study. :-)
It was a lot of fun to paint this one though. Nice to cut loose once in awhile.
Great colours in your last couple of pieces. Lookin' good !

'til next.

Joe Kresoja said...

These last two remind me a little of Sergei Bongart, loving the blog btw.

Frank A. said...

Hey Joe ! You kind of snuck in here and I did not notice 'til now. :-)
My apologizes to you for not answering.
Thanks for the compliment, Bongart is a good start. Glad that you like the blog and hope that you keep checking it out from time to time.

Take care...