First Autumn Snow ..11" x 14" ..Oil /Canvas
I guess that the title of this piece may be the first clue that this is not a true plein air painting. For this painting I used photo reference and a couple of sketches that I did last fall on one of my short northern 'drivearounds' looking for scenes to paint. The subject or barns and some of the snow are ' for real' and with editing and some imagination, I ended up with this painting.
The palette for this piece was, Prussian blue, cerulean blue, quin. rose, red light, cad.yellow m., yellow ochre and of course, titanium white .
I completed my layout with a wash drawing, mostly of the shadows and darkest areas. Ofter this step, I began laying in the middle colours and lastly my brights.
As I had mentioned in a previous post, I layed in my sky lastly. In this case it was the foreground shadows that suggested the sky treatment for this painting.
A great way to spend a Thursday evening... or any evening .