Tuesday, January 12, 2010



Mill on the Rideau 11" x 14" Oil /Panel
My break from painting has ended. I jokingly referred to this painting as my 'blue period'. I hope that it only lasts for this one painting.
This piece was painted on a Masonite panel that was covered with three coats of gesso. Each coat of gesso was dry before the following layer was applied. There was no sanding of the gesso between applications. ( I like the texture that is left.)
Once the panels were dry, a coat of red -yellow (orange) acrylic colour was applied and force evaporated with a hair dryer . Finally the panel was rubbed down with a paper towel in order to 'smooth out' the colour.
I have found that the panel may be immediately painted on or one may wait until the colour has dried.

The colours on my palette for this painting were, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, alizarin, cad red light, cad yellow medium, lemon yellow and titanium white. My "just in case' colour was yellow ochre.

 
'til next..






10 comments:

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Frank,
what a lovely painting!, the snow folling on your blog is a nice touch.
Your blue period is looking good. I cannot decide if those oranges pocking trough the trees belong to the background, or to the trees, or is just reflected light trapped and bouncing around? Lovely use of brushstrokes, very effective, liked the green on the foreground no doubt a body of water. I was waiting for one of your snow painting . There is a great sense of light on this one.

Frank A. said...

Hi Mariano..Hope that the new year has started well for you .
I think that the orange showing through is nothing more than a background or painting modifier..at least in my mind.. :~) The colour can change from painting to painting as I paint on a coloured ground or panel.
I am going to have to reshoot as a lot of 'white' or 'light' has disappeared or taken over by the blue.
Thanks for your comments and compliments, Mariano. They help to make me take a second look at the painting.
Take care..

Nori Tominaga said...

excellent! the palette you used just jumps out

Frank A. said...

Nori.. Thank you very much for your comment and compliment,

Love your 'stuff' and the blog is very interesting. I guess I got a little carried away and lost track of some time. Like one and a half hours ! :~) Enjoyed every minute. Thanks.. ( I was once one of you..)

Take care..

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Wow Frank, I have to come back just to understand the process you have used. It's brilliant.

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

HI,
I really I enjoyed your works, I love your way of painting very expressin

Thanks for this blog,
i would like if you can visit my blog and my works and and I will be happy on your own opinion on my work

Laura

Sandy said...

ahh this is beautiful!!

Frank A. said...

Joan..I hope that I do not lead you astray.

Thanks for the comment.

Take care and "Happy Painting"

Frank A. said...

Laura.. thank you very much. I hope that the blog helps you.
Feel free to use whatever you think will help you in your work.. I have viewed your blog and your work is much 'freer' than mine for sure. For this reason, it looks fine to me !

Happy Painting !

Frank A. said...

Sandy...:~) Thank you very much !