Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Junkyard Daisies 2   ..16" x 20"   ..O / C

This is the result of having the previous painting (Junkyard Daisies) staring me in the face every time I sat down . Since it was a  preliminary "sketch" for a much larger painting that was not to be, I decided to make some " spring" revisions. I ended up reworking the whole painting before I was satisfied with the result.

From the top of the painting down to the bottom of the barn,(background and middle ground)  I decided to add different values of 'grays' to my mixtures of colours to help neutralize them. The car and foreground were mixed as usual but without the 'gray' mixtures. I think that these foreground colours look richer because they are supported or backed up by the "duller" grayed background colours, IMHO.

I used my usual limited palette, and odourless mineral spirits. The paint had to be applied a little thicker because of the texture of the previously dried painting on the canvas. Some areas of the dried painting may be seen in some areas. (barn)

This was an interesting painting for me as I usually do not rework a previously painted canvas or panel.

'tril next

6 comments:

Rodney said...

I really like the result!

Ida M. Glazier said...

Your blog is so interesting! I love how this turned out- - -since you didn't get to paint the larger version, you re-worked the plein-air and resolved all your plans there. Is this right? I guess you couldn't get it off your mind, and needed too- - -like unfinnished business. Its very nice!!

ismo said...

It's a beatiful painting. I would say it's better than the previous one.

Nice to see your paints. I'm sorry about my english, I'm from Spain.

Congratulations. Your blog is very interesenting for me.

Frank A. said...

Rodney, Thanks for your opinion. I think it is a better painting now.
Take care..

**I apologize for taking so long in getting back to you and the other good folk who took the time to respond to this post.**

Frank A. said...

Ida M. Glaazier..

Ida, thank you for your very kind compliment and comments

" you re-worked the plein-air and resolved all your plans there. Is this right? I guess you couldn't get it off your mind, and needed too "

Yes, that is right and perhaps someday I will get to that "larger one", and then again...

"I guess you couldn't get it off your mind, and needed too- - -like unfinnished business."

Ahaa, spoken like an Artist who has, 'been there'. :-)

Take care..

Frank A. said...

ismo..Thank you for taking the time to post your comments

"It's a beatiful painting. I would say it's better than the previous one."

Yes, I agree with your opinion and I am happy I did the revision.

I am pleased that my blog is interesting to you and I thank you for your compliments..

Hope you have a great summer..