" Lone Spruce" 16" x 20" Oil on canvas
This painting is a bit on the ominous side, but I think that helps to contribute to the lonely feeling of the lone spruce, the main subject of the painting. This painting started out as an experiment in that I wanted to leave more of the red background ( the base colour of the canvas) as I layed in my drawing. In other words, I wanted more of the red background in my negative spaces to show in the final painting. I do not feel that this painting succeeded in doing that. I guess that I got carried away with filling everything in. I will be trying again.
The palette for this painting was, Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow Medium and Titanium White. This was my limited palette. As the painting proceeded, I added Cerulean Blue and Sap Green. Again, little medium (odourless solvent) was used.
My support was a 16" x 20" canvas that had been prepared with three coats of gesso and a covering of Cadmium Red Medium (oil) wash and left for a few minutes to evaporate.
Please accept apologizes for not posting in the last week. It seems that life has been getting in the way of painting.