Most of the orange grasses in the background were made by scratching through the paint (sgraffito) back to the orange undertone. I also scratched through in the water in several areas. My new favorite palette now is: titanium zinc white, cadmium yellow hansa (or light), cadmium red vermillion, quinacridone magenta, phthalo blue (new – I eliminated sevres blue), and ultramarine blue. I like the simplicity of just 5 colors plus white.
A Great Blue Heron hunting. Photo included. I got a bit more wild with the colors : )
Don’t miss the white egret on the right. He kept moving away from the Great Blue.
two paintings with photo reference.