Tuesday, March 01, 2011



Long Reach - Late Winter ..7 x 9" ..o/p

This was a fun piece to paint. It is not very often it seems to me, that a painting practically paints itself. This was one of those times !

This piece was painted on a orange-pink Masonite panel. The colours used were my usual limited palette .I started the painting by laying in the middle ground distant hills and then worked my way down the panel. I then layed the cedar trees into the the middle distance painted area using my palette knife ( 1" putty knife ). I also painted in the snow below the row of cedars with the knife. I then used the brush to lay in the trees shadows, highlites and other nuances. Lastly, I painted in the sky with fairly thin paint.
I used odourless thinners for my medium in the last stages of this painting.

'til next...




12 comments:

Janice said...

great painting! love it! miss canada, not the winter though! happy painting my friend!

René PleinAir. said...

Brrrr cold, but you make it look like a real feast.

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Frank,
this piece is a jewel. It really sparkle.

Rosemarie Borgmann / cel. (47) 8806 5398 said...

I love this colors!

Victor Errington said...

Hi Frank.
Brilliant painting as usual mate. All the best.
Vic.

William Cook said...

Hey Frank--Just this minute found your blog--that's one handsome set of works. I'll be poking through your archives. Wm

Frank A. said...

Janice..Thank you very much

"miss canada," Glad that you miss us ! :) Hey, it is now spring up here.

Happy Painting to You as well.

Frank A. said...

Rene PleinAir..Rene, Thanks a heap !

Brrrr cold, but you make it look like a real feast.

I am just faking "Spring" :)
..Really appreciate you checking out my "stuff", Thanks again..

Frank A. said...

Mariano Zucchi..Thank you , Mariano.
I see that you are really "stacking up " the paintings.. :) Good for you !

Frank A. said...

Victor, Thanks again !

Hey, I really liked your "Farmhouse " piece. Looks like some of the underpainting showing through and the "rough texture" as well. Gotta like that..

Happy Painting.

Frank A. said...

Rosemarie Borgmann..Thank you.

"love this colors!"

It must be the thoughts of spring arriving that makes me do that. (just teasing :) )

I have enjoyed looking at your blog. Lots of beautiful work there

Frank A. said...

William Cook..Glad that you found me ! Appreciate the compliment.
Thank you and above all, Welcome ! :)