Jan 25, 2009

Little Jo

Beautiful, but a bit chilly Sunday afternoon at the Dunlawton Bridge on the Halifax River, where these two boats caught my eye. Met some nice and interested people, quite a successful painting, fresh air, gulls squaking - all in all - a beautiful day! 4 colors plus white. 8x10, oil on masonite.
Ein wunderschoener Nachmittag am Halifax Fluss. Traf viele interessierte Leute, ein gutes Gemaelde, frische Luft, Moewen ueber mir - ein toller Tag. 4 Farben und Weiss.

5 comments:

René PleinAir. said...

Which colors?

Ruth said...

Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, a dab of Cad Yellow Light and some Cad Red plus White. Those are my trusty base colors and it's amazing how much you can achieve with just those 4 colors.
Ruth

René PleinAir. said...

Next time draw your first sketch with Ultramarine blue, ... and see what happens ;-)

Ruth said...

Wow, you're good! I usually do my block-in with burnt sienna, was actually pondering starting with ultra, but then forgot about it. How could you tell? You are amazing, I guess it's too red?
Anyway, what difference do you think I would see with the blue sketch? thanks!

René PleinAir. said...

I mend only the initial sketch, not the complete block inn. Blocking it inn completely will give a nice uniformity as you have here, but it could run out of control and getting to strong on one color. An other idea is to pre-color your board/canvas with a pinkish orange wash.