Tuesday, November 03, 2009

 Autumn Scrub 10" x 12" O/P

The lush panoramas of the countryside colours are pretty well gone. What is left in my part of the world are the scrubby shallow earthed areas. These areas are where plants and trees with shallow roots tend to grow among exposed flat limestone surfaces. In many areas, the vegetation still holds its colour.
This particular painting was painted on a prestained (pinkie orange) Masonite panel using my limited palette. I will admit to having a "Viridian green" on my palette which I used in some mixes.
The brushes used where mostly a number 4 flat bristle brush and a 'rigger' brush.
The colours may appear quite rich for this time of year and area. If this is a fault, then it is mine. Personally, I sort of dislike a "wimpy" colour. :~)

Another painting that has had a second thought. Although I feel that the colours have remained strong in the repaint, I also feel that the values have been changed and improved, making the painting easier to 'read'.
There is more definition between the foreground, middle and background. Hope that you agree.

'til next


Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Frank,
great colors and great painting!

Frank A. said...

Thanks Mariano..Glad that you think so. :~)

Take care..

Megha Chhatbar said...

Woww Mr. Frank! Superb color choice! Wonderful painting again!

Water Color Pencil: Bani Thani in Ancient Look...!

Frank A. said...

Thank you Megha...The colours are drying up outside.. :~) The snow is coming soon.

Smiles.. :~) Magha, it is okay to drop the "Mr." :~)

Linda said...

beautiful vibrant art, makes one feel alive.Linda:)

Frank A. said...

Linda...Thank you for the wonderful compliment...And, "wow", I have your name in my blog 'by the artist' .. :~)

Smiles... :~)

Pamela Alderman said...

I love your colors, and I check in on your paintings every so often.

Frank A. said...

Pamela.. Thank you very much for checking out the paintings and for the compliment.
How do you find the time..? :~) I pray that you never lose your painting desire..

..God Bless !