Friday, January 22, 2010

King and Beverley 5" x 7" oil on panel

This painting is a continuation of my playing with the Chromatic Black that I started with in the last painting, 'Downtown Side Street'.

The process of painting was not much different than I would normally do, greens or reds were still 'greyed' with their complimentary as were other primaries . In some of the mixtures, I added a touch of Chromatic Black ! In my opinion, this addition seemed to take the 'rawness' out of the mixture. When applied to the painting or support, I found it pleasing to my eye and felt that there was a place for it in my paintings . At least in the short term.


Yes, you are right...it is a small painting. :~)


'til next..

20 comments:

Carol Horzempa said...

Both your paintings with Chromatic Black look so much like those gray winter days I am so familiar with. Very nice!

Is this black paint transparent or opaque? This is something I would like to add to my palette.

René PleinAir. said...

Frank the black snow master!

Love it, ... although here there isn't any snow the birds are starting to sing in the early mornings and evenings, and sometimes you almost can feel a touch of spring, ...

Take care you Canadian wizard.

Daniel said...

Hello Frank
I'm not painter but I like very much the colors you put on these pictures. There we are party of colors on the snow! Congratulations!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Love the orange-y/red under painting showing through.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Outstanding work Frank.

Victor Errington said...

Brilliant as usual Frank. All the best.
Vic.

Frank A. said...

My apologizes for traking so long in answering the posts that you have left. I have dealing with "life's lemons".. :~)

Frank A. said...

Carol.. Nice to hear from you..Thank you for your comments. I have not used the paint by itself but only as a mixture. Truthfully , to answer your question, I do not know as yet. So far, I feel that it is worth having on my palette for the mixing reason.

Take care.

Frank A. said...

Rene "Howdy Guy !" There seems to less snow than usually in our area this season. We just do not have any "spring birds" as yet to hear. I guess if we are not going to have a real winter, I hope that we have a real spring.

Still enjoying your "good stuff".

Stay well !

Frank A. said...

Daniel.. Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts on my painting. They are appreciated.

Take care.

Frank A. said...

Elizabeth Seaver...Thank you. Yes, I like the using that color for the backgrounds. There are times though that I change the colour. Usually out of boredom ! :~)

Take care.

Frank A. said...

Joan..Thank you. Nice to hear from you. I suppose your snow storm of earlier winter has melted way to a early spring, and you are our painting up your own storm. :~)

Thanks for your comment.

Frank A. said...

Hey Victor.
Thanks for your comment. I appreciate that you took the time to post it.
...Still enjoying your Web Page...

Take care...

Craig Granger said...

Frank, I love this one. The black is working out nicely. I am also thinking that the smaller size is perfect for such cold weather. Wouldn't want them to find you frozen to the ground in front of a half finished painting. Take care!

Frank A. said...

Craig..Thank you very much for your comments and compliment. They are much appreciated.
Yes , your advise about painting smaller is good advise.
I have been known in the past to paint 24"x30' during the winter months, only to use the headlights of my van to see what I was doing.
I enjoyed your current painting on your blog. Well done !My guess is that you will not freeze to the ground before finishing it. :~)

Best of luck with your blog. It can be a great incentive to paint and sculpt.
The best to you and yours.

René PleinAir. said...

Frank you may wanna watch this YouTube video, ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l-HHuZNnFc

Frank A. said...

Rene.. beauty ! Entertaining video ! ...You know what they say about black... :~)

Have a great "Spring"..

René PleinAir. said...

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Frank A. said...

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha !
No, ...Black, once you try it, you wont go back ... :)

take care..

René PleinAir. said...

I've discovered that what you say, means something completely different!!! :-O