Spring Lilacs 18" x 24" o/p
The weather forecast called for rain today. Rather than loose a day of painting, I decided to do a 'still life' . My choice for this paining was the lilacs that grow around my home. They seem to me to speak of Spring.
The panel for this painting is Masonite with three coats of gesso and a with a OMS (Odourless Mineral Spirit) wash of oil colour. In this case, the colour was Alizarin , tempered with Cadmium Yellow Medium. After the ground colour had been applied, it was evaporated with the use of a hair dryer and gently rubbed down to even out the colour, absorb the excess and to help expose the texture of the gesso.
The colours for the painting were my usual limited palette. No other colours were added.
It was nice to work on a larger panel than I had been used to using this past winter.