Cumulous clouds are gathering and there is an ominous expectation of a thunder storm. We have had extremely high temperatures and a ‘drop’ of rain wouldn’t go astray. Even a few drops would do, but any heavy rainfall will lead to flooding as the ground is baked hard and resistant to soakage.
I was attempting to convey something of the heavy humid air in this landscape. I used Sap Green in every part of the painting including the sky. I did not want the clear light normally associated with sky colour. Sap Green is a clean transparent colour and not too strong like Viridian. When mixed with the other colours it produced a harmonious range of greens. In isolation the sky is also green but different from the solid greens of the ground. The other colours are Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna and Prussian Blue (plus black and white). There is no medium used only White Spirits.
The painting is 20″x14″ and took about 3 hours to complete. The video will be ready to upload tomorrow, see you then.
I like your colors. It looks like a storm is coming. Great painting in my opinion. What are white spirits?
Thank you. White Spirits is a safer replacement for Turpentine. I believe its called Mineral Spirits in the US. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_spirit for all info. I use this solvent in the same way a watercolorist uses water, that is, loads of washes and lots of evaporation. Ventilation is important.
Great work! Thanks for the information on paints used – always so interesting to know how others get their colours.
Thank you, glad you find the info useful.
My husband bought me a cable to hook from my PC to the large screen TV and now I can’t wait to watch you paint on the big screen. 🙂
Isn’t technology wonderful. Remember the playing quality setting on YouTube can be changed. The default is 360p. The quality can be set as high as 720p HD. The settings are located on the bottom of the YouTube screen, its a circular ‘cog wheel’ type button. Have fun! 🙂
I was not aware of that. Thank you so much for telling me. 🙂
WOW!!! You rendered the clouds perfectly and I can feel the humidity!! Awesome work.