Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Spring, A New Beginning    11" x 14"    o/p


I thought that I would try something a little different this time. The difference is in the palette.
The colours for this painting ware ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, yellow ochre and titanium white. And on the side, (and just in case)...a neutral grey, alizarin (for purples), cerulean blue and a touch of veridian. I like to use it in many of the darker mixtures. cerulean blue, some veridian gives a nice turquoise colour. It was used spottedly as a lighter value in the impression of the stone wall for the side of the house. 
The panel was prestained a light pinkish orange.
I used a mixture of OMS (odourless Mineral Spirits) and Liquin because the first layers of paint were thinly applied and I wanted dryer, stickier areas to apply further layers of paint to.

It was fun to experiment with the different limited palette and the colours it could make.



'til next..



11 comments:

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Frank,
It seems a more traditional approach , but very much alive I my self love to put brush strokes in semi-dry thin layers. They really stand out. I use copal medium to get the thin layer to dry fast. For turquoise, try if you feel like it: Winsor@Newton Winsor green with a tiny amount of any phtalo blue-green and white. Let me know what you think.
Great job on your scene, I hope you were worm. Happy painting

Linda said...

Your new palette definitely works! And you know exactly where to put those colors. Love the turquoise on the house. Lovely painting!

René PleinAir. said...

What no, B.... ? :-O

Mary Beth Brath said...

Thank you for the great post. Your style and color choices are fantastic.

Keith Tilley said...

Hey Frank, that's my palette! You've done a nice job with it.

Daniel Dragomirescu said...

Valuable art. Congratulations!
Come with us!
Daniel D. Peaceman, editor of Contemporary Horizon Magazine

jyothisethu said...

frank,
the painting is beautiful...
i like the way in which you painted the house, the leaves of the tree etc...
congratulations...

Ruby said...

Your limited palette worked very well indeed creating a wonderful harmony overall. Love the subject - your expression of the snow.

Luzia said...

I love these winter violett... Greetings from Luzia.

Ingrid said...

Great colours! ... a lovely painting! xx

Frank A. said...

Ingrid..Thank you for the compiment. Your opinion is appreciated.