Wednesday, June 24, 2009

3 Months Later

Here we are at the Credit River Branch at the north end of Mississauga Road.  The river here first provided an image during the first week of spring in March.  The following week provided an opportunity to paint a blanket of snow for the last time in the season.  Then this week on the first day of summer the original scene was totally grown over.  So here are three stages in the development of this image.

First Day In, 10x12, Oil on Board - Stage One

The first stage was a DIRECT painting lay in of the first pass on the colour temperature hues viewed.  There is no underpainting.  The same brushes were used throughout as was the same palette.  Stepping back to view the painting revealed that numerous adjustments were required - colour, value shape.
First Day In, 10x12, Oil on Board - Stage Two

In the second pass the colours were adjusted and the various colours in the spectrum were added to each of the shapes developed in stage one.  Edges were changed as required.  Texture continued to be added.

First Day In, 10x12, Oil on Board

Finally additional spectrum colours were added and final touches and hi-lites and accents added.

Two #8 filbert bristle brushes were used.  One for darks and one for lights.  The palette was Ultramarine Blue, Viridian, Cad Yellow Light, Cad Yellow Deep, Alizarine, and Titanium White.

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