Last Of The Spring Snow 12 x 16 O/P
Well, it certainly looks like the last snow has decided to finally leave. The brown grass of early spring is appearing in patches in the fields and north slopes.
For a short period of time, the melting snow exposes the dust and dirt of a long winter.To me, this is a very uninviting time to paint out doors. Everything and their colours seem so mutted .
With spring and summer arriving, it seems like a good time to paint on a larger panel.
The panel for this paintng is 12" x 16" and it was prepared prior to painting with a coat of mixed orange -red, oil colour, well thinned with odourless mineral spirits.
The colours on my palette for this painting were, titanium white, ultramarine blue, alizarin, cad red light , cad.yellow medium, cad lemon yellow.
Nothing like a beautiful spring day to get the painting juices flowing...
PS.. Spring is here, I think. Time to shut down the "snow machine".