Sunday, May 27, 2012
And More Thick Paint
"Back Alley Sunshine", 9 x 12, oil on linen board
I have to say I really like working with the thick paint. I like the texture and it is a lot more fun to push the paint around on the canvas. I decided to work with a limited palette so that I could focus on just the brushwork in this painting. I forgot how many grays you can get with just a few colors plus black. This was done with Cad Yellow Medium, Cad Red Light, Alizarin Permanent, Ultramarine and Mars Black. A lot of painters do not use black and I think, for the most part, it is not necessary or helpful to use it when painting landscapes plein air. If used as a low saturated blue, however, I think it helps create mood and atmosphere with a wider range of grays.