Friday, December 31, 2010

Twilight Game

This is for Dec 2010 Virtual Paintout, County Clare, Ireland. It's oil on 6x8 canvas board.

This is my post holiday post vacation attempt at the challenge. I had picked out a few scenes and chose this one to paint before my family took off for two week vacation. Now we just came back, I'm pulling a late night finish this one. What struck me with this scene was the interesting Z shape greens, and the close up shot of this pitching scene. (ref photo) Painting all these greens turned out to be a bit challenging, as there are many variations of green here. The basic green is viridian, mixed in with cadmium yellow, ultramarine violet, violet grey etc. I made the sky more orange to give it more a twilight feel.

Monday, December 13, 2010

White Gate

This is for Rookie Painter, December 2010. It's oil on 6x8" canvas board.

This month's challenge is a big red house. (ref photo) I just couldn't get myself to paint the big red house since it seemed a bit too blockish to me. I decided I was going to do a crop, and this corner of the picture had more shapes and contrasting elements.

The color I used included cadmium red, cadmium orange, cadmium yellow, lemon yellow, yellow orchre, vermillion, alizarin, ultramarine violet, ultramarine blue, sap green, viridian, radiant violet, sepia, and white.