Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Moncks Bay Rider - New Zealand

This is for June 2011 Virtual Paintout, New Zealand Challenge. It's oil on 10x12 canvas board.

This month I was again running out of time because of the commission portrait work I was doing, also getting ready to go onto our 15 hour flight. While going through Google Map, I was drawn to yet another bicycle scene: a rider around Moncks Bay near Christ Church. (ref photo) I thought it was interesting because of the sunset light on the bike rider and its Z shape composition, and nice light and dark contrast.

The main color included compost blue, prussian blue, Paynes grey, yellow orchre, viridian, ultramarine violet, burnt umber, flesh tint, burnt sienna, orange, and cadmium yellow.

1 comment:

  1. Nice find Rebecca! and nice painting...he really seems to be in motion!