Skating On The Pond 10" x 12" O/P
I was determined to try something different today. I cannot remember the last time that I did a figure painting, if ever there was a time.
For the most part, I roughed in the figures quite gesturally and then proceeded to 'carve' the figures out using the background colour. The background trees and such were rather scumbled in with a drybrush technique. Except for the final details, the sky was layed in last.
The painting support was a Masonite panel that had been previously prepared with two coats of gesso and a final coat of grey blue (approx. # five value) acrylic paint.
My palette for this piece was, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, cad.red light, alizarin, cad. yellow med., raw sienna and titanium white.
This painting was a welcome change from my usual landscape painting . It was a challenge !