Wednesday, July 29, 2009

After a day of Travel

First night in Newfoundland found us eating fresh Cod from the pan. So good. At about 8:30 this was the scene as I finished eating staring at the water. So, run to the fish plant and set up. Short palette and a small board - the sun is going down on the wide open spaces.

Lobster Cove, 6x8, Oil on Board

Looks like yellow, orange, grey-violets, and greens. Paint direct to save time. Get the darks (in their apparent colours) in and go lighter. The white of the board showed as the lightest of the 4 value masses. Put in the lightest sky patch and carry the colour into the cloud mass reflections. Modify the edges. End up by breaking up the colour masses with variations that become apparent - careful with the values. Pack up and get ready for another day with a painting start in hand.

The painting was done with one brush - a #6 bristle filbert. The palette was Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin, Cadmium Lemon yellow, and Titanium White.

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