Saturday, January 7, 2017
Winter Fishery 8x16
Yes, it has been a while....
....since my last post. Early October, I think. I'm back on track now.
Since then we have been in Italy on a very satisfying drawing/painting/teaching trip, found out our daughter is expecting twins, and made it through the holidays. November was a rough month for me. Can't remember the last time I've been that bummed out for so long. Painting, other than when I was teaching, was almost non-existent. You might know why and share the feelings.
Anyway, this is a new year so on January 2nd, in weather down to 22 degrees and a strong wind (OK. I know that doesn't seem anything but balmy to those in the rest of the northern U.S. but it has been unusual for here) I headed out across the water to this spot. The sun was setting fast and, as quickly as I worked, this was as much as I could get in but I'm satisfied with it....and it was so good to be back painting outdoors.
I used Cad Yellow Light, Cad Red, Rose Madder Permanent, Burnt Sienna and Cerulean Blue Hue from Gamblin. Their CBH is basically Pthalo Blue and White and is much easier to control than straight Pthalo Blue and it is of a value that often works with little modification right out of the tube.
There are some more paintings hanging around to post and I'm back in the mood to paint so....
....I'll be back.
Thanks for looking.