Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Inner Harbour 11" x 14" Oil /Panel


Today, I painted in my city's busy inner harbour. The weather was sunny and warm with a hint of autumn in the air.
It seemed that I spent a lot of time moving my easel around, trying to keep the glare of the sun off the face of the panel and painting. It was a tough go, so it is what it is...! :~) ..Maybe we will just call it a sketch !

My palette for this 'sketch' was, cerulean blue, french ultramarine blue, cadmium red light, cadmium yellow medium, Naples yellow, yellow green and of course, titanium white.
My brush was mainly a number six and a 'liner" for the thinner accent lines.
This painting turned into a personal test of patience and I think I fought the good fight...

 

'til next...

10 comments:

Megha Chhatbar said...

definitely! This painting needs a lot of patience...You have it!:) Lovely colors!

Water based Color Pencil: Pomegranates

Frank A. said...

Megha Chhatbar .. Thank you very much for your comment. You are very kind. :~)

...as someone else acknowledged, the seeds. I find myself looking at the abstractness of them,expecting to find a hidden message. :~) Interesting! Nice piece..

take care..

L.Holm said...

Your patience paid off. It's full of life and movement.

Frank A. said...

L. Holm, I am lost in your blog ! ...Just love your "stuff" and friendly presentation. :~)

Thank you for your kind and understanding compliment.

Cagg said...

I got a kick out of the painting, lots of fun. I'm guessing that you moved five times.
So glad you left it as is.

pizarrapilar said...

Que cuadros tan bonitos me gustan mucho. Saludos desde EspaƱa.

Frank A. said...

Cagg... :~)

You are pretty close to being right. I think that there is more to be learned by leaving it.. Thanks for your comment. :~)..

Frank A. said...

pizarrapilar... :~) Thanks !

Michael Pieczonka said...

Frank, I would be pretty happy with this! I love the light effect. Lovely job with the sky.

Frank A. said...

Hi Michael..Looks like you had a great summer ! :~)

Thanks for the compliment.

In some areas of this piece my best intentions were sabotaged by less than good luck and a poor brush. Oh well, onward and upward as someone once said..

Good luck with the winter painting. :~)