Tuesday, June 26, 2007

"Country Lane" 10 x 12 in. Oil on Prepared Panel

The panel for this painting was prepared with my usual three layers of gesso and a ground coat of, in this case, a Burnt Sienna and a spot of Cadmium Red .
My layout and value study were worked out on the panel with my trusty super soft graphite pencil. I find that using the soft graphite pencil helps to keep the drawing loose and to avoid getting involved with the details at this early stage of the painting.
The layout was then washed or in some areas, dry brushed with odourless mineral spirits. I let this stage dry before proceeding with the painting of the subject.
The colours for this piece were my usual limited palette. The only other colour that I added later in the painting was Sap Green.

Hmmm, the mosquitoes have not "burned off" yet !

...take care.


Wayne Gaudon said...

Absolutely brilliant. One of my faves of your work. This one sums you (the painter) up in one big colorful expression. Big Thumbs up!

René said...

Not so obvious as the previous one but still very well noticeable that lovely glow of reddishness.

I used it also a bit, works well indeed!! Thanks again, and keep up the springy like green paintings.


Cara Dawn Romero said...

Wonderful - I love this painting.

Frank A. said...

Yeo, Wayne. thanks for the "Big Thumbs Up "Appreciate it...glad that you liked it.

Frank A. said...

Thanks Rene..I like to vary the values of red showing. I am afraid that it may begin to appear or be read as 'gimmicky'.

The acidy spring greens are gradually turning into the "ripe" greens of summer.. :-) The 'greens' fight begins...

Take care...

Frank A. said...

Thanks Cara.
..Glad that you are checking 'em out and commenting.

...Happy Painting.. :-)

Michael Pieczonka said...

Frank, lovely broken colour happening in this piece.. you're posting some brilliant stuff lately...glad I stopped by.


Frank A. said...

Hi Mike. I am glad that you stopped by as well. :-)
Thanks for the lovely compliment and I also appreciate your comment.
It is interesting to hear from time to time what other folk observe when examining a piece of art. Thanks again.

Take care.

Martin said...

Hi Frank,
I like this one too, there is such a beautiful light in this scene !
all the best

Frank A. said...

Martin !..So nice to hear from you.. :-) Thanks for the compliment.
I have lost your site, I think due to a re-format. Miss your "stuff".

Take care and have a great summer..