Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Fisherman's House 10 x 12" ..o/p

I have been ill with a cold this past week that just seems to hang on. The last couple of days have seen a lessening of the "puffy head" feeling.
Today I played with the thought of using a painting from the past that I was less than pleased with, as a colour sketch for a new painting. I loved the original scene and did not want to see it wasted !
It was a scene from a painting trip that I made with a painter friend in Canada's Provence of Nova Scotia .

The panel for this painting is a panel that has two layers of gesso applied to it. I did not stain this panel but in retrospect, wish I had. The spots of under painting I think would have added to the final visual effect of the painting, IMHO.

My usual two colours of each - red, yellow and blue were on my palette and I added Naples yellow, yellow ochre and of course, titanium white.
My medium for this piece was odourless mineral spirits , used liberally at the start of the painting and less so as the painting progressed. I was following the "fat" over "lean" rule.

I was happier with the copy of the original, but I felt the painting could have been stronger with fewer values of each colour overall.

'til next..

8 comments:

shivanand khanore said...

wow.....great work..i checked all your blog and you really make wonderful paintings ....

Bruce Sherman said...

Gidday Loner!... Sorry to hear about the "puffy head"!

The "painter friend" well remembers the day that the original painting was made at Rose Bay. (House in the distance is Leo Mosher's... he's the lobster fisherman).

"The painter friend" also remembers the fact that you helped move him and his family all the way down to Nova Scotia in the dead of winter.

Nearly thirty years of painting and friendship are not forgotten!

Get better Loner!... And then get "out there"!

Warmest regards,
Tonto

PS I personally liked the first version... but hey! That's just me... being Tonto! YUK!YUK!

Jesus Estevez said...

hei Frank i hope you are getting better from your cold . I like the painting you have post, i didn't see the first one,the composition is good and the red leaning on those purples have a great impact.

Raz Darnell said...

Your paintings make me happy :) They are so quaint and simply beautiful, whenever I come here and see you latest work I smile :) Thanks for all the smiles! :D

Jack Riddle said...

Hi Frank--nice work yet again. Think I solved the photography problem we discused. Check out my recent post.

santosh jadhav said...

beautiful..........

santosh jadhav said...

beautiful..........

santoshjadhav said...

wonderful