palette: cadmium yellow light, quinacridone magenta, cadmium red vermillion, ultramarine blue, sevres blue and white. Initial warm tone of vermillion plus some sevres blue (applied as a wash). This one was not quick like yesterday’s. I had to scrape a lot off at one point because I was painting too many details.
8 Replies to “by the huge oaks 6″ x 6″”
What a great painting. I’m surprised how small it is. Do you usually work at this size? Seems like this particular painting would be even more impressive at a larger size ( that being said, I’m working on 4″ x 4″ panels…).
Thank you for your kind comments. Well, I prefer actually to work very large — in the 5 to 6 foot range. But, for summer, I am enjoying these little ones as a break. It would be difficult to bring the energy of the brushwork to a large canvas… but, who knows, maybe you have given me an idea for the future : )
Agree with above – a great painting. I don’t think the detail in the foreground is distracting, in fact quite the opposite. Glad you’re happy with it. Tony
Thank you, Tony. Your comments are much appreciated.
Thank you, Elena!
This is just great ! And you know, i agree with Tony about the detail in the foreground. This is how we look at our surroundings while we are walking : we kind of “take in” a general picture and “see” the details closer to us. This is so familiar ; it could be Belgium. I’m sure I heard a blackbird singing while I was walking on that path. So real !
Thank you for your comments! Of course, you and Tony are right. It needed the details in the foreground and I’m glad I left them in.