Bridge near Kilkea – Oil Painting

Bridge at Kilkea

Bridge at Kilkea

Shimmering light and the buzz of high summer is the inspiration for this painting. There are preparations to harvest the winter corn, now in the final stages of ripening and the spring crop is in a state of arrested growth because of the lack of rain. The yields will be low this year.

A 3 colour painting again. This time the dominant colour is Cadmium Yellow. Its a standard oil colour as there is no Alkyd version. The blue is also a standard oil, Cobalt Blue, for the same reason. The third colour is Burnt Sienna and it, with the black and white are Alkyd colours. Again there is no medium used only White Spirits.

Here is the video of the painting process, which took about an hour and a half to complete, compressed to about 8 minutes. The size is 16″x12″ painted on Daler-Rowney Oil Painting Paper. As I mentioned before this seems to be too absorbent for standard oil colours but works well with Alkyd colours.

See you soon.