Sunday, July 15, 2012

Looking Forward to Autumn

This summer has been very hot and very humid. Although the warmth, and the light have been very good, I sure am looking forward to a cool dry breeze.

Waiting For The Parade

Oil on shellac primed, cradled wood panel. This painting is 24 inches by 36 inches. I have been very interested in the effects of light, and tried to focus on this, as opposed to minute details. The painting was completed in more of an impressionistic manner, and I tried to focus on color, value, and textural contrasts. In addition to oil paint, I added a small amount of medium composed of Venice turpentine, stand oil, and gum spirits of turpentine. There is still some work that needs to be completed, and then a final varnish.