Kingston Mills ..9" x 12" ..O/P
It started out as a sticky, hot weekday morning. I had already made up my mind earlier that this was going to be the scene that I would paint today. As a result, the setup seemed to go quite fast and it was not long before the sketch was finished and I was laying the paint down.
It was no secret that I had painted from this spot before. The challenge this time was or seemed to be, getting the values at least close to what it was that I saw before me.
My palette for this painting was a limited palette. The colours were ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow, alizarin, cerulean blue, cad red light and cad lemon yellow. My medium was odourless mineral spirits.
As nice as the day started out, shortly after lunch break it began to sprinkle and before I could get to the vehicle, it was pouring down. Thankfully, I had completed the painting to a point where I could call it finished. Sometimes an unexpected rain at the right time can be helpful.