Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Early Winter Ice ..10" x 12" ..Oil/Panel

Yes, ice on the edge of the banks has got to be a hint of what is to come. I am not sure that I am ready for it

As you can see, this piece was painted on my usual pre-stained panel. In this case, it is the orange-red wash that was applied over two coats of gesso.
Since I have not mentioned my palette in a number of posts, it may be time to do so. The colours for this painting were: Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Alizarin, Cadmium Red Lt.,Cadmium Yellow Med., Lemon Yellow and Titanium White. I also put out a bit of Yellow Ochre for convenience.

I began by dividing the scene into large shapes and laying the darks ( alizarin and ultramarine blue) within these shapes, changing the values (darker) as I proceeded from background to foreground. Once I had completed this step, it was more or less a case of working with the colours of the objects within the large shapes, working from the medium values of that particular object's colour to the lightest values. When the whole of the painting was completed in this manner, it was time to play up the brightest of the hi-lights.

Adjustments were made to the painting as I painted by changing colours or values as needed or dictated by the scene.

Yes, winter is coming fast...

'til next..

14 comments:

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Frank,
lovely oil , thanks for all the detail. Dress worm . Down here today the first day it rained for 6o minutes, outside temp.is 61.5F at 9:30 p.m. it was in the 70 before. They call it winter! I would gladly exchange the temperatures for some of your scenery! Happy painting

Frank A. said...

hahaha..Mariano,,Thanks for your comment and compliment.
..You have a deal...email some of "that winter" of yours up here and I'll send you back some trees...hahaha !

Best of painting..

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

We had temperatures in the high 50's here in PA today...but I know what is coming soon too!
This is a glorious painting - even from the tiny avatar in my favorite blog roll it sparkled.
You have painted the light so masterfully!

Frank A. said...

Claire...Thank you so much for the lovely compliment.

"We had temperatures in the high 50's here in PA today...but I know what is coming soon too!"

When it finally does arrive, I guess the only thing left is to feel sorry for each other... :)..and paint !

A pleasure to hear from you..

rob ijbema said...

wow the white stuff allready
wasn't even finished enjoying your fall scenes,superb and full of life as ever!

Victor Errington said...

Another cracker Frank. Well done, and all the best.
Vic.

Frank A. said...

Thanks Rob.. Sure is nice to know that you are "still out there".
Long time, no talk !..Hope all is well with you and yours.

... :)

Frank A. said...

Hi Vic, nice to see your friendly face. :)
Thanks for the compliment and for checking it out.

Keep chuckin' the paint !

..... :)

Jesus Estevez said...

I love this one,looks like Algonquin park a bit. Good feeling of winter.

SKIZO said...

Excellente
Work
Tank you for sharing

Frank A. said...

Jesus...Thank you !

",looks like Algonquin park a bit."

I never thought of that, but now that you mention it, I think that you are right. It does seem to have that feeling.

Good eye ! :)

Frank A. said...

SKIZO, Thank you very much ! I am happy that you like it.

Thanks also for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

my line said...

Lovely work!.........sir
I love how vibrant the colors....
thanks for the inspiration :)

Frank A. said...

my line..Thank you ....sir ! :)
I am happy that you could get inspiration from my painting.

Peace..