Saturday, November 14, 2009

Mid Morning in the Sun

Some promises do come true.  Today's weather was glorious, never mind it was mid November.  The fields are full of yellows, oranges, reds, violets and greens.  So today we attempt to capture the effect of the sun on the scene.  Here the composition was made considering the time and the sun position.  The sun is coming from the side and back providing some shadows and bright colours.  It was a good day to show the diference between saturated (bright) colours and light (bleached out) colours.  You cold move your head slightly and see where the sun fell directly on the local colours making them light (front lit, sun at your back).

Snow's Creek Divide, 10x12, Oil on Board

There was a lot of paint used here.  The painting was done with a #14 and a #8 hogs bristle filbert brushes. The palette used was Ultramarine Blue, Viridian, Cadmium Yellow Middle, Alizarin, and Titanium White. The apparent earth toned were mixed from primaries.  The simple masses were painted in a direct sense - a colour suggesting the effect of the light.

Five of us were painting today.

1 comment:

  1. I am jealous. Your painting is great. I have been painting at home getting my plein airs completed. I think they are doing pretty good.I really want to go with next week.