"Country Renewal" 10"x 12" O/P
With spring comes the promise of renewed enthusiasm and a fresh start. With the fresh haze of greens in the trees and the sounds of spring in the air, the palette for this painting seemed to scream for additional colours. The colours used in this painting were, Cerulean Blue ,Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin, Bright Red,Cadmium Yellow Med., Lemon Yellow and Titanium White. (A warm and cool of each colour or a 'split palette'). As the painting progressed, I added Veridian.
Except for the initial lay in of the drawing and darks, (shadows) little or no medium was used during the painting process. Near the end of the painting I added medium to the colour in order to apply it over the previously (wet) painted areas.
The panel was pre-painted with a number five value gray after the initial gesso ground was put down.