Saturday, February 13, 2010
snow on the river, oil
My first pastel was a study for this oil. Once again painted with a limited palette- split complementary. I must say limiting a palette is easier in oil. You simply chose 4 tubes and make the colors from there. In pastel the sirens from the box constantly call me to their rocks.
Have you ever painted on wood? I think love it. I used a piece of birch that the lumber store gave me. I gessoed it with many layers. I like the way the solid surface takes paint.... a whole different response from bouncy, stretched linen.
Now a quote from the famous and wonderful Richard McKinley:
"I prefer suggestion to command; hinting, rather than in your face. Evoke little by little."