Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Springing To Life     ..11" x 14"   ..Oil / Canvas 

Finally, the buds are more than open and the soft greens of early spring are revealing themselves, helping to hide the last vestiges of winter. Things seem to be so fresh now !
I  had to take some license with this painting by exaggerating the masses of the buds to more mature leaves, thus filling out some of the main masses and to use more variety in the use of the 'older' greens. I think that this helps the composition of the panting and keeps the eye of the viewer on the main subject .

The palette for this panting was my usual limited palette. The method was the same as for the last couple of paintings.

'til next..


Michael Pieczonka said...

beautiful colour and composition Frank. Love the many greens and that pathway in to this.

Victor Errington said...

Brilliant and beautiful painting Frank. All the best.

Keith Tilley said...

Hi Frank,

I'm sure you were right to alter some of the greens. The darker colours give a good sense of depth and, as you say, they lead in to the group of trees with the blossom.

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Frank,
fascinating desciption of your oil. Certenly your construction worked very well. You came out with a lovely spring scene with a lot of depht and interest.

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi there Loner!... Just the right amount of everything in this one Frank! A "spring mix" salad of greens!

Good one!

Hi to everyone at the Edward's castle!

Happy Mother's Day to Marg... and your Mom! Hope things are settling around for you in your support of your Mom Frank... good for you!

As ever... Happy Trails!

ismo said...

Beautiful lights!