Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Abbey Dawn Road 6" x 8" oil on gessoed panel

Autumn is creeping up ! I have noticed that in many areas of the country side that the colours of our fall season are beginning to take over. The summer greens are gone ! For the next couple of weeks, the autumn colours will dominate the plein air scene.

This is a relatively small painting for me but seems to to be a popular size for other outdoors painters. Aside from the Masonite panel being gessoed, it also has a ground coat of lemon yellow and a little cad. yellow med. mixed and applied to the surface with a lot of medium, evaporated with a hair dryer and rubbed to an even coat. I applied two coats this way.

The painting itself was painted with very little medium (odourless mineral spirits) The base was "scumbled" and "dry brushed" on and when the under painting felt right, I applied the middle and lightest colours in that order with the high lites last.

A fun little warm-up Autumn painting to get me started.

'til next


Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Frank,
sometimes even small 6x8" can take your breath away!!! This is the case with this one for me. So fresh real and majestic. And with explanations to boot! Thank you.

Frank A. said...

Hey Mariano..Thank You very much ! :~) Appreciated !

"And with explanations to boot! Thank you."

It is my pleasure for sure.. :~)

Take care..

Megha Chhatbar said...

Hello Mr. Frank! Your work is very distinctive and majestic. Wonderful use of colors and subject!
Pencil Sketch: Rajasthani Man playing flute

Keith Tilley said...

You're tempting me to have a go at something smaller Frank.

Even though this is small, it has a feeling of spaciousness about it.

Frank A. said...

Thank you Megha for your very kind compliment. Much appreciated..

Frank A. said...

Keith, Thanks !

No point freezing outside, working (fighting) the big one, when you can do two smaller ones.
Later, (While waiting for the snow storm to blow over) you can paint two larger ones in the studio...
It seems to me that in todays' economy, two small painting are easier to sell than one large.
...Well, something to think about.. :~)

Márcio Kindermann said...

I like your painting

Frank A. said...

Marcio, thank you. Kind of you to say so. :~)

Celeste Bergin said...

this is a great painting!

Frank A. said...

Celeste...Thank you very much for stopping by and commenting.


Smiles .. :~)

Pena said...

Um conjunto harmonioso e fabuloso este Abbey Dawn Road 6" x 8" oil on gessoed panel Fascinante.
Bela. Ímpar de talento e genialidade.
Abraço amigo



Frank A. said...

Pena...Thank you very much for your compliment.
Thanks for checking out the painting.

Smiles.. :~)