Still Water

Still Water

Still Water

Between the turbulence of sky and rapids is a patch of still water. The greeness is slipping away with the blue and brown of winter now dominating the landscape.

I don’t use a particular range of paints for this change in colour. The red of my primary 3 in this case is Burnt Sienna. In due course I will probably replace this with Raw or Burnt Umber to add a rich brown. Reducing green is a case of less blue and yellow in mixes, and more yellow and red for browns and oranges, plus blue and reds for dark purples. Oh the simplicity of the limited pallette.

This painting uses only 3 colours, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna and Prussian Blue plus black and white. There is no medium used, only White Spirits.

Here’s the video of the painting process.


10 thoughts on “Still Water

  1. Hi Liam, I’m happy to see you are still on line painting your handsome and brilliant landscapes. After a year’s absence from WP I’m strolling the neighborhood, catching up. Winter is very present in this gorgeous work, I feel the need of a hot toddy…

    • Welcome back John. I understand exactly what you mean by ‘strolling the neighbourhood, catching up’. The virtual world of the internet is so engaging its easy to become detached from the real world. Facebook, in particular, screams for attention like a bold child. I have to switch off now and then and do a bit of ‘catching up’. I think you have to be born into this new world of technology to cope with it. 🙂

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