Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mallard Cove Barn - oil on canvas board, 11x14 inches

Mallard Cove Barn
Oil on canvas board, 11x14 inches
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I worked this up from a plein air study I painted. The plein air piece was just a little too "truthful" in its coloring, and I wanted something more subdued. So I started over using the original painting as a reference, and did this one using ivory black, titanium white, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, and Indian red. The black serves as a greyish-blue, and makes green when you mix it with yellow ochre. This palette did a better job at making the subtle colors you see when facing east (i.e., away from the sun) at sunset.