Restful Evening Oils on canvas board 6 x 6 inches
There is something relaxed about this painting. A warm glow over the wet beach and mud banks. Low tide relaxing before the turn.
I used a coloured canvas board and some of the burnt sienna is glowing through on the foreground. My palette again is phthalo blue, cerulean, yellow, burnt sienna, and magenta. I like to keep a minimum of colours and use mixes of these for the work. I find a small palette of colours is less likely to become muddied.
All was going well and I walked away from the painting three times thinking it was finished but returned to the sky each time to 'improve' it. Ha! Fatal mistake. I was aiming for some darker clouds at the top to show the night clouds drawing in. Twice I messed it up but the third attempt was left as I realised it was the supporting act and the main stage was the warmth in the foreground.
I am happy with it...and like the little touches of cerulean brushed over the sea/horizon and the flicks of paint as my wrist twisted the brush to lightly place the highlights on the bottom.
Job done! Walk away Anne.