This piece was painted on a very hot, humid and sunny day. And not unlike most painters who paint outside, my setup ended up in the sun ! I am sure that we have all been there more than once.
The support for this piece was a gessoed Masonite panel. Usually, my panels have had a coloured surface of oil or acrylic paint applied to the surface before being painted on. This particular panel was left white. The fact that the surface was white certainly contributed to the glare on the panel being more harsh and harder on the eyes. Umbrella, where art thou now ?
My palette for this painting was my usual limited palette. Those colours are, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, alizarin, cadmium red med. cadmium yellow med, cadmium lemon yellow and titanium white. On the side, I put out a dab of yellow ochre.
Because the "greens" are so dominant in the painting, I will mention that the greens were mixed by using the yellows (and yellow ochre) with the two blues in varying amounts. Touches of 'red' was added in some mixture to gray the greens were needed in darker areas. Thus, the variety of greens.
Because of the heat, the paint was much more loose (runny) than usual and I found that I did not have to use the medium as much or at all.
...Another great day in the sun !