Long Evening

Long Evening

This painting uses only 3 colours (Indian Yellow, Alizarin Crimson, Prussian Blue) plus black and white. All paints are Alkyd fast drying oil paints. There is no medium used, only White Spirits.

The size is 16.5″ x 12″. The substrate is primed un-stretched canvas. Brushes: A single No.8 Filbert Bristle & Nylon Liner. A No.12 Filbert Bristle was used to blend sky colours. It was painted in a single ‘wet on wet’ session of about 2 hours.

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11 thoughts on “Long Evening

  1. I really love the yellows and oranges against the blue of the sky – it’s a beautiful combination! Can I ask, how does the blue and red underpainting effect the final outcome? Is it just a way of paying things out for later, or does it affect the final colour mix and feel of the painting? Many thanks!

    • Thank you Jo. This is ‘wet on wet’. The more the final layer is manipulated or blended the more the wet under layers will interact. Remember I don’t use medium, just solvent so the longer the under layers are left the more solvent evaporates the less these layers interact.

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