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 !