Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Moved On !

Deserted Renovation  ...11' X 14"    o/p

I think that the loose appearance of this piece is a carry over from my last painting, Church in Moscow, Ontario.
The panel was left white as a result of the two gesso layer that were applied previous to painting.
I tryed a different limited palette for this painting that I thought would be appropriate for this time of year.
The colours were, Venetian Red, yellow ochre, raw sienna, ultramarine blue and titanium white . As the painting progressed, I added chromium oxide to my palette which I used with ultramarine to darken down the trees in the background.
As I neared the finish of the painting, the lightest colours were layered on quite thickly.

I enjoyed the "freedom" of the looser brushwork in this piece and the thicker paint was also a plus.

'til next..


Bruce Sherman said...

Gidday Frank!... Like this little gem! Great colour with that FA trademark "painterly" look!

Good on ya! Talk to you soon!

Happy Trails!

Frank A. said...

Thanks Bruce.. I appreciate the comment.

..Later !

Anne Stickney said...

I like the bold brushwork as well. The palette worked for the season, the venetian red on the house is perfect.

Frank A. said...

Ann Stickney,

Ann, Happy that you found me ! Thank you very much for the compliment. I appreciate it.
Your opinion reinforces my original thoughts about the fall palette.
Thank you !
P.S. ,Visited your blog. Nice !
Enjoy the new studio, but do not let it spoil you or your plein air painting :)


Jeff Lafferty said...

Very nice piece

Frank A. said...

Jeff Lafferty

"Very nice piece"

Jeff, thank you very much !

I really enjoyed your web site !


Maria Dolores Lopez Godoy said...

Is wonderful your work, I love it. Congratulations. Kisses from Spain.

Frank A. said...

Maria Dolores Lopes Godoy..

Thank you very much for your lovely compliment. I appreciate it very much.

I loved your "very colourful" blog.

All the best to you.