Its a time of storms as the last leaves are shaken from the trees. I was interested in portraying movement and energy. I used diagonal lines and rough painting to help convey this.
The colours used are Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber and Prussian Blue. White was also used but no black. I’ve not been using black recently and this has an effect on the colours and the overall look of the paintings. When I was using black, its purpose was to darken the colour of the various mixes used in mid-tone areas to produce shadow areas. Without black the shadows are produced by adding more blue to the mid-tones. So all shadows are blue-purple, as the only other colours I’m using are Burnt Sienna, or Raw or Burnt Umber. Only 1 of these are used in a painting. Also the greens don’t get darker in shadows they become a shade of turquoise.
At the moment I have no plans to start using black again, but things could change. I like the look of these paintings. The colours are beautiful, if you don’t mind me saying so myself. I’m happy I have retained a semblance of the real world with colours that belong to semi-abstract paintings.
The size is 16″x12″ and took about 2 hours to complete. I used no medium only solvent to spread the colour.
Here’s the video of the painting process. See you soon.