Spring Cottage 6" x 8" O/P
This is the second day in a row that the temperature has been forty five degrees F. It sure felt like our spring was really arriving. A real incentive to paint.
I used my usual Ultramarine Blue, Yellow Ochre and Burnt Sienna to roughly 'wash' the big shapes in. These shapes were the corner of a building on the left, and washing my way over to the main building and further to the trees in the background. Some of this wash was also introduced into spots at the bottom and to the right of the bottom and to shadow areas . The other four colours on my palette are Cadmium Yellow Middle, Alizarin, Ultramarine Blue and Titanium White. After the surface of the wash had evaporated, I proceeded to introduce the other four colours into the painting. Not having to think about the layout of the painting and the darks is a big advantage of doing the "wash in " in my mind. These darks may also be altered as the painting proceeds to finish.