Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Ogden Point, Bird Rally, oil on canvas, 6x6

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Assorted seabirds, and the odd crow, sat quietly for hours this morning.
In this painting I used only a limited palette of ultramarine blue, yellow acre, and burnt sienna, plus white. I started with flake white and finished up with titanium white.  I prefer the flake white because it is warm and semiopaque, so it lightens my colours gradually. Whereas the titanium white is so opaque and a little cool. It can be overpowering.

I also kept the brushstrokes quite limited and tried to place the paint and not blend.

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