The Napanee River At Newbourgh 24"x 30" O/C
It seems to me that it has been awhile since I painted a larger canvas than usual. The usual being in the 10 x 12, 11 x 14 range. The bare canvas first seemed intimidating when I stepped back from the easel for a quick look.
The painting started of with a sunny day and as bad luck would have it, the sun went into hiding from time to time.. So much for shadows !
As I prepared my usual limited palette, I soon realized that I had brought the wrong paintbox and as a result had to deal with a small palette for mixing and as it turned out, a real hindrance when it came to mixing colour for a larger canvas. Lesson learned, again.
The painting was "Alla Prima" and painted from life. The above photo is an enlargement from the photo of the original painting. This photo shows the texture and brush strokes of that area of the painting. Some adjustments were done to correct what I felt were 'wrong values' in the background. These were done the day following the actual painting of the scene. This allowed me to be able to work 'wet in wet' in most areas of the background.
This photograph is of the scene that I painted and my canvas may be seen on the right. And, wouldn't you know it. The sun comes out for the picture.. :- ) ..Typical !