Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Two Weeks in to Spring
After delivering some pieces to a gallery near Blue Mountain I came across this scene showing the north facing slopes of the ski hills with the fields recently tilled at the base. Quite an interesting site with an adventure waiting as I turned south after this exercise and explored the escarpment interior.
Transition, 12x12, Oil on canvas
Here the warm cool colours were employed in a primarily cool painting with cool shadows and warm light. The detail was merely "indicated". That is suggestion rather that meticulous stiff detailed rendering. This approach offers the viewer more participation in interpreting the painting.
Two brushes were used. Hogs bristle #12 and #6 flats. The palette was short consisting of cobalt blue, cadmium lemon yellow, alizarin, and titanium white.