The colours of Summer, chlorophyll in all its variations competing for sunlight.
To emphasise the Summer green and produce a glow of colour, you will need plenty of shadow areas. At a certain point in this painting, it looked like a disastrous black smudge.
With a limited palette of 3 colours, the lighter colours painted on top of the wet shadow colour were essentially the same colours with white added. This gives a vibrant range of sun-lit colours. Remember, the fewer the number of colours in a mix, the higher the chroma. My current palette limits this to 3.
The less highlight colour added the more dramatic the effect. Generally less is better. Painting highlights and sun-lit areas of an oil painting landscape is difficult as it goes against our instinctive inclination to draw shadows and leave lit areas untouched, as with watercolours.
Here’s the video, see you soon.
really, really glorious!
Thank you Harriet.
Thank you Adrian.
Beautiful light came forth in this painting . . . .
May is the month for light and life.
Beautiful painting.I like cloudy sky with this beautiful blue in the left corner.
This bright green is gorgeous .
Your table is splendid.
Thank you Marie. A bit of abstract art – my table top 🙂
Beautiful, watching your videos is very relaxing. Very talented!
Glad you like 🙂
Thank you! You are amazing!
Thank you 🙂