Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Red Canoe..

 
Red Canoe    11" x 14"    O/P

This painting was painted on a  Masonite panel that had been coated with gesso and a red-orange stain. (acrylic)
My medium was a minimum amount of odourless mineral spirits and liquin. In the later stages of the painting the liquin was used sparingly. With less liquin in the paint, I was able to get more texture in the paint strokes, especially as  I worked toward the foreground.

The palette for this painting amounted to a limited palette and consisted of , ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, bright red, alizarin crimson, cad yellow medium, yellow ocher and titanium white. On the side, I also used some chromium oxide green.

The main brush for this painting was a "round" brush and a rigger for the smaller details.

Thanks for checking it out !

'til next...

10 comments:

A Lady's Life said...

nice painting

Frank A. said...

A Lady's Life.. Thank you very much. :)

ART-TRAVELLER said...

Very beautiful painting !!!
I love the little red boat in the contrast of greens and blues !!!

Pat O'Driscoll said...

Nice painting Frank, I like the variety of blues in the water.

Mary Nagel Klein said...

Wow - very nice! Especially love the composition and the bits of red echoing throughout.

Frank A. said...

ART-TRAVELLER.. Thanks for your comment. I think the colour of the boat (canoe) makes the painting work !

Frank A. said...

Pat O'Driscoll
Pat.. Thanks Pat !That blue in the bottom right was an old tub without a label. No idea the name !

Frank A. said...

Mary Nagel Klein

Mary.. Thank you .. !

"and the bits of red echoing throughout"

... seemed like so much green ! :)

Karen Fox said...

Nice!

Frank A. said...

Karen Fox

Karen ..Thanks ! :)