Thoughtful Oils on gessoed 140lb watercolour paper
Mood and Mist...looking across the coastline.
The second study on a 12 x 16 inch paper.
I have used a very limited palette for these studies. Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna,
Prussian Blue, and Permanent Rose with Titanium White.
I am fighting the temptation to be too muted. Adding white cools colour and the work may become 'chalky'. Washes of Burnt Sienna add a little warmth and a mix of Rose with Prussian and Burnt Sienna create some shadow and depth.
It is all very experimental.
I work by adding, subtracting and generally pushing the oils around
until I feel I have reached my goal. It can take hours, days or minutes.
If the work is taking too long I know I am losing the battle.