This piece was painted on my usual Masonite panel, gessoed and a final coat of Colourfix Primer. For this particular painting the Colourfix was tinted with a warm off white colour (beige, if you will). Not very exciting by itself but seemed to suite the scene.
I must mention that my panels are pre-coated before taking them out painting. I prepare a number of panels of different sizes and colours well in advance of the painting trip. I usually select three or four different sizes and colours so that I have a choice of size and colour at the painting site. This was a lesson learned the hard way.
I used to prime my support or canvas on site with acrylic (water) before painting . This works well in the warmer weather and in some cases I will still use this method. The first time that I tried this during the winter , I discovered that the colour wash froze to the support before it dried. ( What was I thinking about ?) It is impossible to apply oil paint to a frosted frozen surface. Lesson learned.
The colours for this painting are my usual limited palette. Little medium was used until the final stages of the painting.