Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Before The Morning Burn Off 5" x 7" Oil / Panel
This is a small, quick sketch, that may deserve to be painted larger during the winter season. As you can see in the illustration, the background was pre stained a yellow orange (over gesso) and wiped before drying to even out the stain.
The middle ground trees, were mixed by combining a ultramarine blue, titanium white, a little cad. yellow med. and a touch of alizarin crimson. The foreground trees were made up of ultramarine blue, (mostly) some alizarin and a touch of white. Now get this...a little bit of viridian (green). A new colour to my palette for the summer. The foreground grasses were also the viridian green that was modified by the addition yellow, ( to warm up the area) white and in some areas cerulean blue can be seen as an addition.
So again, my limited palette with the addition of my new green were the colours of choice.

Small but effective, framed and hanging over a small table lamp beside my reading chair... ; ) It was a fun piece !
'til next...

20 comments:

Sheila said...

This is vibrant, colorful and amazing because of your limited palette. I think you should seriously think about doing a larger piece.

Frank A. said...

Thanks Sheila ! I will seriously consider your suggestion. Thanks for the encouragement. Appreciated.

Have a great summer of painting..

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Frank,
your choice of colors was brilliant, thanks for sharing. I am at present experimenting with phtalo blue red and phtalo green blue(Rembrandt) for dark accents on greens. A little phtalo goes a long way. Somewhat difficoult to use but with great affects. All the best

Frank A. said...

Hi Mariano..
"I am at present experimenting with phtalo blue red and phtalo green blue(Rembrandt) for dark accents on greens."
That is a tough palette, Mariano. I hope that you post the results so I can check it out..
You are right about the Thalo Blue,..a real stainer !

Good luck with it..

René PleinAir. said...

lovely, you always amaze me how much color you can put into your paintings.

Tot kijk,

rob ijbema said...

you should do more small quick sletches frank,i really like this,so fresh,it suits your style,bravo!

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Frank,
I did.In Costa Rica I used both of them, and in Manuel Antonio beach I used just a touch phtalo blue red for my sky mixture, and cobalt blue for the water. You right a tough palette, and yes .. I need a lot of luck.

Frank A. said...

Yeo, Rene... A Happy Canada to you, eh. (Like your avitar)
With so much green around at this time of the year, sometimes one has to "make up colour", Rene.

Nice to hear from you.

Dean H. said...

Very nice layers of spacial planes,Frank! I like your exciting choices.

Frank A. said...

Happy Canada Day to y'u, Rob..

The small ones are fun, BUT, so restricting... They seem claustrophobic at best. No room to sort of "splash around". Having said that, perhaps I will try some more. Devil for punishment !
Thanks for the compliment, Rob.

Frank A. said...

Dean.. Nice to hear from you. Thank you for your kind words. Always nice to hear from 'experience'. ; )

I Hope that you are having a great summer of painting.

Frank A. said...

Mariano..I'm gonna check 'em out !

Smiles !

Keith Tilley said...

This is a super little sketch Frank. The colors are wonderfully vibrant.

I like using Viridian or Pthalo Green. I find it's very useful for lots of green or grey mixes.

Celeste Bergin said...

beautiful! so fresh

Frank A. said...

Keith..Hope that your summer is going well.
Thanks for dropping in and commenting.
I am just getting used to the Veridian and that Pthlo Blue is a real travelling stainer !It will be hard to give it a fair chance. : )

take care..

Frank A. said...

Celeste. Thank you for your compliment. I value your opinion.

Ana-Maria said...

Nice picture!

Frank A. said...

Ana Maria..Thank you very much.
Wow, you have many blogs.. : )

Galina Nikolova said...

Beautiful expression!
Regards

Frank A. said...

Galina.. Thank you ! Your compliment is appreciated.