Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Autumn On The Skootamatta River   ..11" x 14"   ..O/P

It has been a beautiful run. I now feel that my little series of paintings of the Storrings Bridge area is now complete for this year.
Although the colours do not seem as vivid, many areas closer to home have been waiting to be painted. I am excited to get out there while the nice weather we have been having stays with us. The white 'stuff' comes soon enough.

The palette for this painting was, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, cadmium red light, alizarin red, cadmium yellow medium, cadmium lemon and titanium white. I also added chromium oxide green, lime green and earth green .
My panel was Masonite with two coats of gesso and the surface was, in this case, left white.

Thank you for taking the time to check out the painting.

...'till next


12 comments:

Nora MacPhail said...

That is gorgeous! I love the pink and red together. Your artwork is wonderful.

Frank A. said...

Nora MacPhail..

Nora..I am happy that you liked the painting.

"Your artwork is wonderful."

Thank you for your kind compliment and observations.
(Hey ! Loved your line drawings )

Take care..

Jane said...

Beautiful painting with beautiful colors ..love your free way.

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Frank,
I really like the exitment of these colors, it is a faboulus celebration of life! A lot of invigorating energy . It's good for the soul!

Frank A. said...

Jane..Glad that you found me ! :)
Thank you very much for the compliment.

"..love your free way."

Thankyou ! That continues to be a ongoing fight. :)

I also admire the intuitive "look" of your work. Very spontaneous !

Take care..

Frank A. said...

Mariano Zucchi..

Mariano.. Thank you !
I really love the way that you have described and felt my painting.
I cannot remember ever hearing any of my paintings being described as,

"It's good for the soul!"

It is very humbling ! :)

Do take care..

rob ijbema said...

autumn/fall is frank time!!!
wonderfull!!

Diana Marshall said...

I like the directional strokes in this one, your impressionistic style, just beautiful. How great to have such wonderful vistas to paint plein aire.

Frank A. said...

Rob Ijbema

Rob..Nice to hear from a busy painter guy. :)
Thanks for the compliment.
With the rough weather we are now having, I think that the best of the fall colours will be wiped out.
...should still be some nice weather before the snow flys.

I hope that your summer paintng and teaching went better than you expected.

Continued Success...

Frank A. said...

Diana Marshall

Diana...Late congratulations on the arrival of your new grandchild, Kai. It is a beautiful time !

I thank you very much for the confidence building comments and compliment .

"How great to have such wonderful vistas to paint plein aire."

Maybe it is a case of the grass always seeming to be greener on the other side of the 'pond'. :)

I have visited your country and felt the same way. :)

Take care.

jesus cabral said...

I just discovered your painting (wetcanvas) and I like it a lot! Thanks for sharing your way in this blog. A pleasure to look at and very educative!

Frank A. said...

jesus cabral

Thank you for your compliment and interest in my work.
It is a pleasure to share and I am happy that you find it educational.
I hope that the blog gives you lots of ideas. :)

Happy painting.