Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Century Limestone   9" x 12"   O/P

Spring has by sight, sound and smell, finally arrived. The unpleasant sight of the winter leftover dirty colours have finally yielded to the fresh greens of the tree buds and fresh smelling grasses, colours of the early flowers and sounds of the birds.
As much as I like painting the fresh fallen snow and the blue cast shadows, this is a welcome change.
For this particular painting , I have used two limited palettes.
The first being one of my more taditional palettes, Ultra Marine Blue, Alizarin, Cadmium Yellow, Lemon  Yellow.  The second palette was Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Ultra Marine Blue and Titanium White were common to both limited palettes . As an extra, I added some Cerulean Blue.
It is a real challenge to switch one's mind from painting winter scenes to spring scenes.

I got behind in my painting and posting  the last couple of weeks and I apologize to those who I owe a response. This 'getting behind' was not helped by my computer being in the shop with a virus for three days.
But anyway, we are now back on track !  

Okay, after living with this painting for a week or so, I decided to rework some areas that I was not pleased with in the original. I have left the original painting so that you may comapare the alterations. I hope that you agree that they improve the final piece.
I will be doing this, or attempting to do this to other previously painted pieces that I feel would be improved with further work.
 I hope that you will agree with the final reworked painting.

'til next..

12 comments:

Linda said...

Beautiful choice of colors. The subject is nice, too. So great to have spring here!

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Frank,
nice oil, it scream spring!!!!
I got sunbernt yesterday here in Atlanta! Very good composition and superclean nice colors.

Frank A. said...

Linda.. Firstly, my apologizes for not getting back to you concerning your comments to my other paintings. I thank you very much for taking the time to post them.
I really enjoyed your blog this evening. One can surely spend a lot of time there. :~)
I am sure that you will be back in the groove before you know it ! As they say, "Just do it !" :~) (that is a smile)

Take care

Frank A. said...

Mariano, thanks for hanging in there with me !
Also,thanks for your comments on the "spring " painting.

Remember to put the 'Sun Block' in your painting kit ! No reason to miss good painting days because of a burn...

Do take care..

René PleinAir. said...

Your not gonna tell that you miss snow already?!

Beautiful Frank, it has such a springy feel to it, just lovely.

Frank A. said...

Rene, thank you very much. I am sorry that I have not been very diligent in answering your posts from here. They are appreciated just the same.
Now , I will tell you that I love painting snow, that I will miss shoveling it, I will not ! haha !

Great painting weather coming up...69*F. Black flys are 1 month away... yuk !

Take care.

René PleinAir. said...

Black fly, ... did you say black flies, .... Black?! BLACK? BLACK! BLACK! ALL AROUND US, BLACK! EVERY THING'S BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! BLACK!

Frank A. said...

Hahahahahahahah, Rene. See? Now you have it all over you !...

Luzia said...

Wondnerful spring coloured szene! Greetings from Luzia.

Frank A. said...

Luzia..Greetings back to you ! Thank you very much for the lovely compliment. I am happy that you like it.

All the best of Spring to you.

maria elena said...

Bellisimas sus obras...!! un abrazo desde Argentina http://pintarmatiz.blogspot.com

Aly said...

Hi Poppy!

This one is definitely a new favourite of mine! I love the subject, and the colours are really intriguing!

Aly