...Along The Cataraqui River 10" x 12" O/P
After the warm days of summer, I was not prepared for the chill of this morning. It makes me think and feel that the cooler days of our autumn cannot be far behind. Say, "Goodbye" to summer painting.
Again, this piece was painted on a 10" x 12" Masonite panel prepared with two coats of gesso and a coat of
red-orange to cover the white of the gesso.
My palette for this piece was my "split palette" consisting of , Two blues, (ultramarine and cerulean ), Two reds ,( alizarin and cadmium red med.) and two yellows, ( cadmium yellow med. and lemon yellow)
No medium was used in this painting other than what may have been in my brush after cleaning in my OMS (odourless mineral spirits) Before washing the brush, I made sure that I squeezed the excess paint out with a paper towel, just in case I did not wash the brush before applying a fresh load of paint.
The execution of painting followed the simple method of laying down an outline of the largest shapes followed by the outline of the smaller shapes relating to scene.
It was now time to lay in the darkest 'patches' of colour in the largest shapes as dictated by the scene. This was followed by doing the same to the lesser shapes and so on to the smallest shapes. I continued filling in all the shapes with the next lightest value of colour until all the shapes had their areas filled.
Lastly, I used a smaller brush and played with the smaller details such as the branches, grasses,water and stones.
It did not seem long until I felt that there was not much more that I could say about the scene. It was time to say, "Finished".