Friday, June 16, 2017

Boca Cottage

Boca Cottage, 8x10" oil, Diane Mannion

Boca Grande Morning

While I was painting, a man rode by on a golf cart and said, "Great light this morning!"  And it was.

This was a "test drive" for new tripod and set of Rosemary plein air brushes, both were excellent.  Unfortunately, I had left a few major tubes of paint back home and had to wing it with color.  

Instead of ultramarine blue, I had picked purple, and instead of cerulean… phthalo blue!  But it was interesting to see how purple and phthalo mixed was almost like ultramarine.  Wanted to work with a limited palette anyway.  And did not use any earth colors (a friend of mine will be happy to hear).
Used water mixable oils, this is the underpainting.
The "raw" stage as it was before taking it back to the studio.  
And well noodled finish using the "missing" colors.

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