" From City Park" 9"x 12" oil/panel
A beautiful hot day in the shade makes for a great day making art. One has to take advantage of these opportunities as they present themselves, and this was the case today. Nice to be out !
This painting was started on a gessoed panel with a yellow ochre ground. I used a graphite pencil to lay in the subject, followed by a thin purple wash in the shadowed and dark areas. For the wash, I used the odourless mineral spirits.
Using my limited palette, I then applied the next darkest colours and some of their lighter values.
Working all over the canvas with my lightest colours now, the painting began to come together. I find that this is usually the fun time, pushing and pulling the colours, adjusting the values, some shadows and high lights.
Any additional colours added were, Raw Sienna, Tera Vert, Veridian and Sap Green, mostly for convenience.