Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The Apple Orchard ...11" x 14" ..O/P
This piece was painted at the former home of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first Prime Minister. I have painted this home several times in the past. This is the first for painting the orchard. It grows in the front yard between the fence at the street and the circular drive to the front of the house. The fence at the street may be seen in the background of the painting.
I used my usual limited palette for this painting, but as you may see, it was an exersize in the use of green paint and its' values. (But, I love the red.) I did add veridian, sap green and yellow green to my palette.
The panel itself was not prestained so this meant painting on a white panel, In retrospect, perhaps this was not a good idea.
It was an interesting piece to paint and posed a number of problems that had to be solved as the painting progressed. When it was all said and painted, I am most pleased with feeling of the abstract shapes that are suggested.