Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Nature's Colour Exhibit... 9" x 12" ... O/C

Unlike some previous paintings, this piece was painted on a stretched canvas. This canvas had been previously under painted with a reddish orange wash and treated as my other painting supports.
It felt strange to paint on a stretched canvas after so many pieces on Masonite panel. A number of my paintings in the past were painted on a 10" x 12" format. It did seem odd not to have that extra inch at the top of the support. I noticed it mostly when laying the painting out. In spite of that, It was not long before I felt the familiar 'bounce ' of the brush as the paint hit the canvas.
For this painting, I used a 'split palette' ( a warm and cool of the three primaries). As it was the autumn of the year , I also put out a ribbon of yellow ochre, Indian yellow to give me more choices in my greens , reds and oranges. And, let us not forget titanium white !

til next..


Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Frank ,
great? The vibrancy is self evident. I think you found a long lost friend. You engoyed painting this, as we engoj looking at it.

Romi said...

I love your work, congrats!!!

Frank A. said...

Romi, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments and generous compliment.

Do take care..

Frank A. said...

Mariano...I was just checking back on my older blogs . I am so sorry that I misssed you on this one.
My apologizes !

Thank you for the meaningful compliment.

I will try harder and not miss you the next time..