Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Northern Barns 10"x12" O/P
Well guys/gals, Mother Nature has played a trick on me this morning. As much as Rene says spring has turned into summer in Holland, winter is still flirting with spring where I am . .....Yuk !....Snow !
This painting was painted from a photo reference and sketch taken and drawn in weather not unlike today. (I changed the sky and some other values) .. :-) The palette for this painting and support is the same as for the last few paintings. No additional colours were used.
The enlargement of this section of the painting helps to give some idea of the brushwork used to create the impression of the subject.
...Waiting for spring ...still !

'til next..


Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Frank,
what a nice painterly oil! Very expressive, great colors as well. Sorry about your weather, it did snow for all of 4 minutes here in Atlanta this morning, but never got a chance to stay on the ground.
All the best.

René PleinAir. said...

Sorry to hear that Frank, but I am NOT gonna send Spring over to you, I need it much to much hehehe

(rented a cabin next week to paint the flower bulbs on the other side of Holland)

Frank A. said...

Yeo !..Thanks for the compliment, Mariano. Much appreciated.
I understand that four min.of snow in Atlanta, wrecks havic with the taffic, right? :-)
Really liked your "Cyclamen" piece. Nice techneque..loved the look of the texture also.

Stay well !

Michael Pieczonka said...

Frank, This is pretty impressive for work from a photo?! I'm sure ya must have some fresh new spring snow in your parts today to work from! :P

Frank A. said...

Hi Rene ! I guess I will just have to suffer through till the good days come. :-)(as you are not sharing)
That "Op bezoek" piece was just beautiful, Rene. ...And very touching. These pieces look good on you . :-)
Best of luck with your painting trip on the other side of Holland.

Ok, this is your last chance to share the good weather...

Anyway, take care..

Frank A. said...

HI Michael..Thanks ! I am finished with winter, full stop ! I am keeping my eyes closed as I do not want to see any new snow until next Dec. :-)
Have checked out the "Digital Jab" lately ?

Take care..

D's Poetry said...

I love the colors! Who knows -- maybe if you keep painting Spring landscapes, Spring will get to you sooner than you think!
All the best!

Frank A. said...

Thank you, Doina.. I love the way that you think. I will keep that thought in mind as I paint in our latest 'spring' snow. :-)

Nice to hear from you.

Stay well.

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Frank,
you just received an award
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Carol Horzempa said...

Beautiful painting Frank, it looks like a plein air painting!

I always enjoy your work and painting tips on your blog so I have tagged you for the "Passion for Painting Award." I hope you enjoy this award, you deserve it!

becky joy said...

I just found your website. Love the rich colors and painterly brushstrokes. Great work

Sheila said...

Hey Frank! I followed breadcrumbs from Deano's blog to here and I'm glad I did!

I love your use of broken color in this painting and I absolutely ADORE your caricatures. I'll be checking back often!!

Frank A. said...

Sheila - Happy that you hung in there and found me.
Dean does great stuff, eh ?
Thank you very much for the kind compliments and I am pleased that you like the caricatures.
I enjoyed your blog, as it appears many others do as well. Nice.
I wish you all the best with your future paintings.
Nothing like it ! :-)

Stay well..

Frank A. said...

Hi Becky! Wow ! Love your "stuff". Great brushwork IMHO.
Glad that You found me. Enjoyed your blog.
I will be checking back from time to time.

Take care...:-)

Frank A. said...

Carol..Thank you very much, from one graphic person to another.. :-)
This is very kind of you and I appreciate it, very much.

Stay well !

Frank A. said...

Yeo,Mariano !Thanks...This awards thing is all new to me. :-)
Appreciate it..


rob ijbema said...

love the fresh sky/light in this frank
spring wont be long

Frank A. said...

Thanks Rob..Yup, it was 'top down driving' weather today.
Thanks for dropping in.

Take care..