Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Road To The Ferry  8" x 6"  O/P

This painting was done on  a small panel that was covered with two coats of gesso and stained with a warm cadmium yellow and a small touch of alizarin.

 I kept the colours, while painting,  fairly thin from start to finish and you can see the effect that method produces on top of the stain.. As a result, a warm cast is produced through the following painted colours.

The colours or palette used for this painting were, ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow medium, alizarin, cadmium lemon yellow, cerulean blue, cadmium red light and titanium white. A limited palette of warm and cool colours.

Between the "spring" colours and the "warm " stain, I feel that this small painted panel exudes the feel of early spring..

'til next.






13 comments:

Sheila said...

Wow, I had to take pause and let this sink in. Beautiful!

Sheila said...

Wow, I had to take pause and let this sink in. Beautiful!

Alice said...

The warm glow you've achieved in this painting is very exciting.

Victor Errington said...

I love it Frank. A wonderful colourful painting yet again. Well done. All the best.
Vic.

Frank A. said...

Sheila, Hey, really nice to hear from you again.Thank you very much for your lovely comment.

Take care..

Frank A. said...

Alice, Thank you very much. Nice of you to say so.

Stay well.

Frank A. said...

Hi,Victor ! Glad that you like it. Thanks for the friendly compliment.

Great drawing on the sailboat piece that you did. That can be a difficult subject at best of times.

Hope that your chores slow down enough for you to paint. :~)

Neil and Susan Brown said...

I love this one Frank! The colours impart a very warm feeling. It looks like you are taking the time to be inspired by the Spring.....
All the best, Susan

Mary Beth Brath said...

Fantastic style in your work. I love it!

Frank A. said...

"Twenty years from now you will be disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade wind in your sails. Explore...Dream...Discover"
Mark Twain "

...Neil and Susan Brown, Susan, thank you very much for the compliment. It is appreciated !

All the best of luck with your adventure.

Do take care..

Frank A. said...

Mary Beth Brath, Mary Beth,(if I may ?)
Thank you very much for the lovely compliment. I am glad that you liked this style.

Loved your blog and I wish you all the best in your plein air painting.

Take care.

Victor Errington said...

Another cracker frank, love it. All the best.
Vic.

Frank A. said...

Thanks Vic..appreciate it ! :~)