Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Countryside Home 11" x 14" O/P

The ground for this painting was a eleven inch by fourteen inch piece of Masonite . It was pre-stained a yellow-orange runny oil colour. I then did my usual hair dryer thing by evaporating the excess medium., leaving a film of oil colour on the surface. This surface of the panel was then rubbed with a paper towel , in order to even out the orange oil paint film. A second coat was also added using the same method.
I used my usual limited palette to paint this painting. The paint was applied with a 'rigger' brush (detail) and a number four and/or a number six 'flat' Bristol' brush. Other than the limited palette, I added viridian green and yellow ochre, which were used sparingly in other mixtures.
...Still waiting for the first snow fall.

'til next...

10 comments:

Celeste Bergin said...

excellent--the colors are so fresh!

Ed Terpening said...

Yes, we're getting close to first snow of the season. Love painting snow. Beautiful fresh work.

Victor Errington said...

Hi Frank.
Lovely painting of a snow scene.
Such brilliant colours as well.
Well done Frank, and all the best.
Vic.

Mariano Zucchi said...

hi Frank,
I really love the way created this house, and scenary,there is exitement and variety, depth and freshness, clean pure air. Thank you for your explanation as well! One can always learn on your blog.

Frank A. said...

Celeste,for the compliment, thanks to you and to your sence of color.
:~) ..

Stay well..

Frank A. said...

Ed, Thank you very much..

"Beautiful fresh work."

Always nice to hear from you..

"close to first snow of the season."

Yes, I am ready for a change of pace..

Take care..

Frank A. said...

Hi Victor..great to hear from you. Thanks for sending along your compliment and for taking the time to do so. Much appreciated..

Smiles :~) ..

Frank A. said...

Mariano, Thank you very much !I appreciate your compliment and your thoughts from a keen eye.

"Thank you for your explanation as well! One can always learn on your blog."

Hey, my pleasure ! :~)

Happy Painting...

Sadia Hussain said...

Splendid work Frank! and beautiful hues!

Frank A. said...

Sadia.. :~) Thank you very much for your compliment and for taking the time to post it. It is appreciated.
Saddly I haven't but I certainly will have a look at your blog. Looking forword to it...

Do take care...