So happy when I reach this stage of a painting. The main blossoms of Amethyst Shades of Blue are pretty much completed, at least for now. I always reserve colour balancing for the last stages of the work. And so now I am starting to work on the leaves and background.
Magic of colour
This will be the last update of this painting until the whole piece is complete. I am thinking that I have to preserve some intrigue. What do you think?
I will say that his painting looks pretty striking from across the room. It is large, (full sheet), pretty had to see the scale in a blog post.
I think that I have fallen in love with blue all over again. There are so many shades. So many moods - from baby softness to stormy seas and moody skies. The tender blue effect that I have been able to represent in this painting makes my soul happy. Cannot explain it , it just does. I believe that the magic of colour is to evoke mood and stimulate memories.
On another note
I am also working on a number of small oils. Trying to do one a week. I think of this as training for the Plein Air Conference and Expo in Santa Fe next April. The three I have completed are below. (They are available in the store section of this web site).
And two more in progress Walk in the Park and Plein Air Painters are sketched out on panel with diluted paynes grey.
Wish me luck with my adventure with oils.