Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Opinicon Road In Winter 6" x 8" Oil on board

The palette for this small painting is ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, alizarin, cadmium red light, cadmium yellow med., lemon yellow , titanium white and the chromatic black that I have slowly been experimenting with.
During the course of the painting , I have tryed not to use the 'black' by itself but in mixtures of two or more colours.
Many times there have been surprises, some not unpleasant. I shall continue to experiment with chromatic black and perhaps use the successful results in other paintings where it is warranted .

The time spent on this painting was less than one hour.

'til next


Craig Granger said...

Frank, Nice work, as always. You really captured this scene with very little fuss. This one has a lot of depth and the color is working out great.

Looking forward to the next one already!


Enjoyed looking at your work here. Very fresh and free.May I ask do you add a drier to your medium to aid drying as you work?

rob ijbema said...

black or no black,this is another great expresion frank,full of life!

Frank A. said...

Thanks Craig. I appreciate your keen eye.

"Looking forward to the next one already!"

OOps, looks like the pressure is on.. :~)

Take care..

Frank A. said...

Andrew, thank you very much.

"I ask do you add a drier to your medium to aid drying as you work?"

Usually I do not us any medium or dryers. (specially the smaller pieces)
When I can manage to get the "child proof" top off my liquin, I will use it by itself without medium. The method is to dip the end of the brush into the liqin, mix it into the thin color and apply to the suport. I usually do this in the early stages of the painting.
I follow the "thick over thin rule"
If near the end of the painting and I am applying thicker paint, I will us some medium.
I hope that I have not completely confused you. :~)
Your stained glass work sounds very interesting and I enjoyed your paintings. Thumbs up !

Take care.

Frank A. said...

Thanks Rob..It is a real trial and error right now.
Hey, that snow covered Spruce painting was a 'real beauty' Loved it..
Rene says that you are tired of winter and snow ! If that is not the case, I will gladdly trade places with you for a month or so... :~). I could do with some milder weather. Ha,Ha..

Take care..

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Frank,
another real nice oil, I like your experimenting with the cromatic black. I like the way you lead the eye to the road, masterfully done. I have a question as i am not familiar with those surrounding. Is that a bus stop of some kind, with grass growing on the roof? I agree with you on the Liquin cap with witch many battle I fought!!

René PleinAir. said...

Aren't those evergreens beautiful in a snowy landscape?! Too bad we haven't got so many evergreens over here, for that matter all the snow is gone to. Evergreys we have now again an LOTS of it, everywhere evergreys, I should try your chromatic Black with Titannium onces (a limited limit palette) Anyway Frank your painting sings!

Frank A. said...

Rene..Thanks a lot !
You are right about the Evergreens. What is even funnier, is your saying, "Evergreys". That is a 'hoot'. Evergreys everywhere ! That limited palette of two may not be such a bad idea, Rene. Something to think about !

Take care..

Frank A. said...

Mariano.. Hahaha..no, it is a 'bank of rock. or a little cliff, with grass, sticks and such on top.
I guess if we can't laugh at our selves, we can't laugh at all, eh ?

take care.