Sunlight and Showers

Sunlight and Showers

Sunlight and Showers

The landscape is a rich green. Sunshine giving the illusion of Summer interspersed with cold Polar winds.

I tried to convey the two sided nature of the countryside at this time. The diagonal split in the sky in echoed in the overall composition.

This has the same 3 colours (Cadmium Yellow, Indian Red, Prussian Blue) as the previous painting. There is no medium used, only White Spirits. The Indian Red is very necessary in the green mixes. The Yellow/Blue mix to produce the green colour is darkened by the addition of the red, great for adding contours in the green featureless areas. The problem is the dark green colours are too warm to convey shadows. The initial blue under-painting is allowed to peep through and add a coolness in the shadows.

Here’s the video. See you soon.