Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Autumn In Moscow (Can.) 16"x20" O/P
If this seems familiar to you, it is because it is the same scene or close to the same (winter) scene that I used last year for my Christmas card.
I started this painting on a red-orange gessoed panel. My palette for the start of this piece was the same palette that I experimented with last week. That palette was, Yellow Ochre, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna and Titanium White. I feel that this is a good fall season palette but does have it's limitations. It does lack the "brights" that I favour on sunny fall days.
For this reason, I added Cadmium Yellow Med., Alizarin, Sap Green, and Cerulean Blue. These colours I used later in the painting to add the "zip" that I could not get by continuing with the three "experimental colours".
The values and colour temperature were a bit shocking and a challenge to 'sit right' in the painting.
In all, it was a good challenge.
'til next..

3 comments:

Sylvia Jenstad said...

Wow... what a beautiful inviting painting... really cool

Anonymous said...

Hi Sylvia !
Thanks for the "make my day" comment and for dropping in. I am glad that you enjoyed it. :- )
Enjoyed your Blog..
Sorry to read about your misfortune. I hope that you are up and "twisting" real soon.

Keep painting..!

Frank A. said...

Sylvia..Sorry about that ! I do not know who that "anonymous" guy is (lol)
Frank A.