Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Spring Comes To Collin's Creek 8" x 10" O/P
Just as I had thought, the little creek was still flooded in spite of little rain falling this spring. The air was full of the spring sound of rushing water and the busy churping of birds.
I was disappointed to see that the large oak had not surrived the winter winds. What was left of it when last seen near the end of this past fall was now lying on the ground. Like the passing of an old friend, it was a sad start to beautiful spring day.
The panel was prepared with three coats of gesso and after drying , coated with a redish pink oil colour.
The palette that I used for this painting was two blues, ultramarine and cerulean. two reds, alizarin and cad red light, and two yellows, cad yellow mediuim and lemon yellow. And of course, the trusty titanium white.
This was a small paintng, therefore the emphases was on laying in "the masses" first of all. Once the masses were drawn in, it seemed that much easier to paint the local colours of the background, middleground and foreground.
Another 'fun' subject to paint.