Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Anatomy of a Landscape - Part 3

Ok, whilst we wait for the paint to dry, let's talk about the paint itself. I use a very limited palette which currently consists of: warm red, warm yellow, yellow ochre and ultramarine blue (I have also used process blue), burnt umber and white - that's it! All colours are mixed from these basic colours. By using a limited range of colours hopefully a sense of harmony is achieved right across painting...

Right the first paint layer has dried so I then work back into the painting with additional paint:

Again the paint is applied quite thickly with a knife and I loosely mix the paint so that coloured 'flecks' of the various colours appear, adding detail and interest, as the close-up below shows:

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