In my last post I talked about how I was skiing at the Conservation Department, and soaked in the view. I’ve painted the view from memory. It’s almost finished. I just need to add a few clouds, then give it a once over to see if I left anything else out or need to fix anything.
I’m still reading Bob Rohm’s book, and he was talking about pushing the limits of the color scheme. Greens of summer are a good example of a scheme to push, make the scheme a little bigger and add some yellow, or orange, and gray down your greens, natures colors are grayer than our tubes of paint.
So, with this latest painting I tried Bob’s advice. You will get to be the judge if my painting is a success or not. So far, I like it.
I did try one other experiment with this painting. I’ve used a new palette, new to me anyway. I’ve stuck to a primary color with warm and cool colors for each primary, plus white, and Burnt Sienna. So far I like it. I did switch back to WS Oils too.
As crowded as my studio is, I’m looking forward to being able to paint in it once again. Right now I keep my art stuff behind the wood stove in th kitchen, haul it out and put it up after each session. I giving serious thought to cleaning my studio, and selling some RC airplane items that I don’t use any more.
Well, it’s time to feed the wood stove, and get to work.
Until next time, keep your brush on the canvas!