Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A Day Of Rest   10" x 12"   O/P

For this particular painting, I decided that I would try something a little different.
I started out by using a three inch wide brush, and sloppily applied a very loose mixture of Prussian blue and alizarin mixed with my medium of odourless mineral spirits. Following the scene, I layed in quickly the big shapes . For example, a rough shape of the barn, the lean to and a loose feel for the trees. The value of the mix was not unlike a value five and lighter. I waited a few minutes to allow the medium to evaporate, leaving a thin irregular wash like covering of colour. This turned out to be my base colour of the main objects in my painting.

Continuing with the painting, I loosely layed in the composition for the painting using  the loose background colour as my guide. I continued as I normally would laying in the mother colours of the big shapes that I had drawn. All the while taking out colour, mixing colour on the panel and adding colour etc.to establish the objects in the painting. I was mostly using a number six flat oil painting brush. Smaller brushes for the detale.

Now that most of the painting has been layed in I have a better idea of what will happen in the sky. The sky is the last thing to do before the painting can be "tweaked" or finished.

I really enjoyed the loose start to this painting and It was a reminder from time to time to "stay loose" for the rest of the painting.

'til next...


aurora cabeza said...

me encanta esa utilización de colores frios contrarrestados con la calidez del primer plano.

Frank A. said...

aurora cabeza.. thank you for your opinion and compliment. :)


René PleinAir said...

Wow do I love this one!

Not been to your blog some time now, but I see you development doesn't stand still, ... not at all!

Frank A. said...

Rene.. :) Great to hear from you !
I hope that everyone is well.
I see your "stuff" all over the net !Very impressive!

"I see you development doesn't stand still, ... not at all!"

Thanks,... the same thing about your work as well. Lots of growth there..and I say, "Good for you."

More than anything, I am happy that you stayed in touch.
( I was in France and Belgium this past April for eleven days and finally got to Ypes.)

Take care, Rene.

greensuzan said...

Nice post, beautiful writing and beautiful picture!

Frank A. said...

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