This is one of my favourite paintings so far! It is painted with a limited palette of ultramarine blue, hansa yellow light, alizarin crimson, and titanium-zinc white. In between painting chickadee's and the lighthouse, I have been experimenting with limited palettes... just to help me learn how to mix my colours. One of my happy mixes in this painting was a combination of alizarin crimson, hansa yellow light, and white. These three colours (in the right porportions) create an amazing glow on the magnolias and really helps to warm up the flowers.
Here's an update on my slowly-progressing lighthouse painting. I've worked on the red cap on the top of the lighthouse and a bit of the base. I managed to get a good photograph of the painting tonight... the colours are very close to real life.
I felt like painting something a little different today... and I felt like practising water again. Water, at the moment, is my nemesis. I'm getting closer to the right combination, but it not quite there yet.
I had lots of fun painting this one... and lots of fun drawing it too. I have a number of chickadee paintings on the go right now (and of course my larger lighthouse painting too... I haven't forgotten about that one) that I am hoping to finish over the next few days.
Fresh off the easel tonight (hence the glare in the photo... wet oil paint)! I just finished this guy... and he is a bit bigger than my normal size. I painted him on 6" x 4" acrylic gessoed canvas paper.
I had a little bit of trouble painting the raspberries and I decided to stop here rather than accidentily overworking it. I think I will tackel another berry painting in the future to see if I can capture their look just a little bit better.
Felt like doing something a little different today... and I haven't done an illustration for a little while, soo... I present "Mid-morning Stroll". This little paintings combines two of my favourite things: pansies and ladybugs! The painting has much more colour in real life. The scan of it just doesn't do it justice.
I'm using two different combinations of grey for the lighthouse... depending on whether it is the sunny side of the shadowy side. The sunny side is a mixture of cerulean blue and cadnium orange, and the shadowy side is ultramarine blue and burnt sienna. I'm thinking the combination so far, but taking it slow so I don't create unintentional mud.
I have a couple of other smaller paintings I've been working on on the side, but not quite done yet. I'm hoping to finish one tomorrow night and I'll post it when its done.
Slow and steady is the best way to describe my progress on this painting. I've added more colour to the sky, clouds, and the ocean. As well, I've added the initial red to the lighthouse. This picture does not do the 'work in progress' justice... before I apply the next layer of oil paint, I'll take a scan of it. Hopefully the scanner will be able to better capture all the colours.
I would like to introduce to you my newest little chickadee. With spring becoming summer the flowers are in full bloom out here! I wanted to capture all these greens and flowers around me... and I just couldn't help adding a chickadee to the mix.