Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Rhodies at Dawn, 10x10
I Had Woken Up Way Too Early.....
.....and couldn't get back to sleep. I had a need to paint but knew that my schedule that day didn't really allow much time for it. The sky was barely getting light so I got up for some tea and noticed the light beginning to filter into the yard. That was exciting. It didn't really matter if what I painted even turned out if I could just be outside using a brush.
I grabbed a birch panel that I had given three coats of varnish, a nice mid tone to work on and carve out the light. The rhodie was an obvious choice since it was the only plant in bloom. Using Burnt Umber I scumbled in the large plant forms enough that I could visualize how the shapes would work together. Using Pthalo Blue, the Burnt Umber, some Cad Yellow and a little Rose Madder Permanent I began with the darks, varying the mix for interest and form.
About forty five minutes later it was mostly finished and I could finally get my tea. Of course then the painting began telling me what it needed and I made a few adjustments.
I had a good time and got some painting into my day.
Thanks for looking! Have a great day.