Winter Morning Chores ..10" x 12" ..O/P
Two days of pouring rain, only to wake up on the third day to find a snow surprise on the ground My first thought was that this can only mean one thing , get the shovel out, again. I wonder if we will ever see the end of this winter. Surely, spring can not be far behind.
I used a thin pink background wash for this painting. Much of the two coats of gesso white could be seen through the wash in many areas. This was the result of rubbing the surface with a paper towel prier to to using the hair dryer to evaporate the medium ( oms) used in the pink wash. After the drying , I did not smooth out the wash as I had done in previous preparations.
My palette of colours for this piece was my usual palette of warm and cool colours, plus I added a 'brilliant yellow' . I used this to warm the white paint that was representing the light coming between the two buildings.
I used my "putty knife" when applying the foreground 'blue snow', followed by the use of a brush to roughly smooth out or blend the rough edges left by the knife.
I really liked the rather large 'red' abstract shapes of the barns in the composition.