|Floyds Fork at Seatonville Road|
Friday, March 31, 2017
"Early Spring, Floyds Fork at Seatonville Road" oil on panel
16 x 20 inches, finished today after starting it on site last week. As I stated in a previous post, this was a fairly limited palette. I wish my camera picked up more of the subtlety in the tones in the paint. I am pretty happy with it. I ended up putting a bit more foliage on the trees than there was in real life, and the scene was actually less colorful than I depicted it, with the exception of the grass on the banks, which was a pretty intense green--something I could not generate with a mix of Naples yellow and ultramarine blue.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Did some plein air painting last Friday. I used a limited earthtone palette like last time, with a slight change, substituting ultramarine blue for cerulean blue, and adding red iron oxide. The other colors are ivory black, titanium white, Naples yellow, burnt sienna, and burnt umber.
I didn't finish the painting on site, so worked more at home. I still want to work more. It's not resolved yet. Pictures forthcoming.
Red iron oxide is a monster, by the way. It walks up and punches other paint in the face kyst for laughs.
Friday, March 17, 2017
pen and ink details
Goose Creek in Walnut Ink
A few Fridays ago, it was unseasonably warm, but the bugs and poison ivy weren't out yet. I sat out and sketched by Goose creek, in the woods near my daughter's school, for an hour or two. This was the result. This was done mostly with a bamboo pen; some of it is my homemade soda can pen; and after I got home I worked in more details with a Hunt 101 nib.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
knife painting - Germantown shotgun houses
This is an oil painting I started about five years ago, and only had it at the underpainting stage before I put it on a shelf in the garage and forgot about it. I didn't much like how it was coming along. Finally, a few weeks ago, I pulled it out and used a painting knife to complete it. It's one of my only knife paintings, and I like the result. It was, for me, pretty experimental, since I don't have much experience with painting knives. It was certainly different than the detailed pen and ink work I usually work on, and I want to do more soon.
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