The adventures of an artist on his journey to getting to the bottom of painting. The trip goes from learning to paint to painting to learn - an open ended endeavour. Most paintings are done either plein air or from plein air in the studio. The medium is predominately oil paint. The predominant genre is the landscape and townscape.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Road Trip on the West Coast
Today I travelled south on the Oregon coast. Cannon Beach presented lots of surf and sand. For the split complementary colour scheme I added Naples yellow to the palette. In order to speed the painting of this small I used a previously colored ground (grey applied transparently). There are a number of colour temperature passages employed in this painting. The paint is applied with bristle brushes and a palette knife. Most of the paint is applied opaquely. Some passages are translucent and a few are transparent. After the Canadian Rockies the beach is a complete mental shift.
Next the road trip heads back east towards Jackson Hole and Yellowstone. No doubt these will present challenges in geography and colour.