Using red light, deep yellow, sienna brown, white and sap green would contrast against the bluish- violet background. Tim was enjoying the sunlight with assorted "ahhhhs" and "great day..." By this time I had drawn in the basic forms with a black oil stick with just enough line to organize my color patterns. After an hour and a half I am already at the stopping point because of my underpainting.Tim says he is nearly done with his subject with a few more additions.We looked at each others works with appropriate comments. "That turned out well...Your's too." We packed the supplies back into Tim's car trunk to call it a day. I looked around the farm and felt the sadness of the scene which was abandoned. A swimming pool ladder could be seen just over the hill to the back. " Must have been a nice place." "Yeah, it wouldn't take to long to fix it back up." "Foreclosure?" "Who knows , it made a great subject for todays painting. And a perfect day to paint it." "Funny, for a friend finding form from a foreclosed farm as a fabulous foray."
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tim's turn to drive my turn to buy. It's really a gorgeous day in early Nov. "Indian Summer" is what we called it. A respite from the cold which is fast approaching.A day of revelry for the great time of summer is returned for a few days. Today it will be 70 degrees. We headed out for the days painting. An old farm deserted would be todays subject. A few windows were broken out in the house which seemed forlorn and abandoned too early in its life. An old style steel clad barn was still in good shape as for an outbuilding which showed more promise artistically for my subject Tim liked the barn. We unpacked our supplies and tried to find a spot in the sun. The day was just too perfect with the sky a brilliant blue like in Santa Fe, NM most of the year. I have a 22"x30" sheet of print paper which I had prepainted with an under-painting of thalocyanine-blue and dioxane violet for another purpose. I figured I'd use it since I had forgotten what I had originally planned to do with it. Tim had been working for a few minutes already and I was still getting ready to squeeze out the acrylic paint for my color palette.