Tuesday, October 21, 2008

"Autumn Pasture" 11" x 14" O/P
This painting is a studio piece and is my interpretation of a photograph that I had taken earlier this fall. It was a rainy, stay inside and paint day today.

The palette for this painting (at the beginning) was Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre and Titanium White. I like the use of these colours as they seem to be more subdued than starting with the usual limited palette. As the painting progressed, I felt it was time to gradually introduce mixtures of Alizarin, Cadmium Yellow Medium, and Cerulean Blue.

My painting process was what I think is a traditional method. I applied the "darks' first, followed by the "medium colours" and finally finishing with the "lights". My initial colours were applied (scumbled) thinly and fairly dry. The succeeding colours were applied using the "fat over lean" rule.

I think that the colours for this painting appear fairly subdued and at the same time, "rich".

This is the photograph that I based the painting on.

'til next..


Phyllis said...

Hey Sezz! The painting is far more beautiful than the photo--good job of interpretation! And I love the Autumn in Moscow painting below.

Frank A. said...

Thanks Phyllis for the nice compliment. ..Appreciate it.
I used the same palette that I had mentioned to you earlier. Somethng must be working. :- )

Take care.