It looks like a lot of colour was used in this painting. In reality, it was the same palette of colours that I had used for previous paintings.
The big difference in this painting from the others is the background colour that I applied prier to painting. I used a combination red and cadmium yellow medium to get the orange used for the base coat. I feel that this bright colour base coat had a great influence on the application of the paint and the final impression of the subject. The colours to me seem "animated" and the painting speaks more of "colour expressionism".
As Spring seems to be taking longer than usual to arrive and the late winter colours linger, I find this painting to be a refreshing visual substitute.