|charcoal sketch 11"x8"|
|oil on board 10" x 8"|
At home I did another oil from the sketch above, using cold yellows and blues (lemon yellow, manganese blue) on a canvas with cadmium red ground (hot). This is a very good exercise too, using the opposite complementary colour underneath (orange-red). If I had used a hot yellow (cad yellow med) and a hot blue (cobalt) I would have used a cold orange (comp of blue) (lemon yellow +alizarin) for my ground.
|Oil on canvas 40cm x 30cm|
Can you see the lady in blue? Her left foot is in blue at the bottom left corner of the picture, she looks like she's jumping a hurdle..amazing how these figures come into the painting..I felt when on site that these rock formations at the bottom were very important to put in, now I know why...they are her foot, leg and knee.
I then take my charcoal sketch and use just the right hand side to make a painting, I think it is the right hand side that is interesting me most so concentrate on just that side: I try to keep it loose and to think of the feeling of the place, soft.
|oil landscape 50 x 65cm using limited palette (ultramarine, magenta, ochre, titanium white)|
More studies done today:
|oil on board 8" x 10" limited palette.|
|Oil on board 5" x 7" limited palette.|