Nature's Coat Of Many Colours 10" x 12" O/P
This Autumn seems a little strange to me compared to previous autumns. There are pockets of full colour showings and in other areas, much of the late summer greens remain, yet to turn. Perhaps this means that the colours will hang on for a longer period of time. Let's hope so.
As you can see, this piece was painted on a red-orange tinted Masonite panel.
Mainly, I used my "split palette" for this painting. Additional colours that I added as I felt would be used were, Indian yellow, middle grey, yellow ochre and in retrospect, there were others I wish I had squeezed out but did not.
My procedure for this painting was mostly by default. I started by laying in the bigger objects with a small brush that I use for drawing. I became so involved with the drawing and the laying in of shadows that I forgot to change the brush for the larger passages.
This 'method', if I may, accounts for the multiple shorter brush strokes that are seen.
I am not unhappy with the results of the drawing brush as they stand.
In some areas, I did introduce brush strokes using a larger brush. Scratch marks, using a pen knife, may also be seen in other areas as part of the 'flourishes' that I thought help me bring this painting to a finish.