Tuesday, September 23, 2014

In the Thousand Islands...

The Dock Builders... 9" x 12"    O/P

The reference for this painting was gathered at the same time as the previous painting,"Blue Quill".
The palette for this painting is as follows,.. ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, cad red med.,alizarin (trans red oxide) cad yellow med., lemon yellow and titanium white.
I find that I am using trans red oxide these days for laying in the composition or removing colour as I proceed sketching the main objects of interest. I apply the next layers of colour over this still wet composition. I work all over the panel as apposed to painting up one area at a time until the painting is finished.
This may be a busy looking painting, but at the same time it was a fun painting to play on.

'til next..


AK said...

Frank this is actually a busy looking painting. Your strokes make it look fun. Great job.

René PleinAir said...

Not only makes it look fun, it's fun to look at as well, ...

Boats!! Go for it Frank!!

Karen Fox said...

You worked from the whole to the parts and "busy' wasn't my first impression. Nice painting of a boat, that's what I saw.

Frank A. said...

AK..Thank you ..
I appreciate your comment. The bottom line I suppose is, "the fun". Otherwise, why do it ? :) Right ?

Take care..

Frank A. said...

Rene..Thank you !

Long time no talk ! :)

Happy to see that you are keeping busy.
Is there anyplace that you are not seen,...boats or otherwise ? :)

Really like your "stuff".

...Keep both oars in the water and keep paddling, Rene !... :) LOL


Frank A. said...


"You worked from the whole to the parts"

Dang,.. you have discovered my secret ! LOL !

Thanks for your first impression and 'nicely put'.

Remember eh, smear paint ..:)