Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Bridge to Stonington 4.25x5.25 Oil

After much ado with Adobe PhotoShop somehow I can't crop this photo so I'm posting these 'details' of a painting pulled from a 'grab bag' of colors a la Frank Gardner . Grumbacher thalo red rose, which is one of my Must Have colors for really good pinks. Classico Thalo Blue Green which I once thought I needed to paint the Carribbean (not so) and only used a few times before jettisoning it to the 'what was I thinking' bin. Dioxazine Purple, which I bought on a whim, NEVER use but had read that it makes nice grays mixed with cad yellow light which was my first Yellow and Cad yellow medium, my second yellow plus Titanium White. I did a premix of the Classico TBG and the Diox Purple not knowing the outcome and found that it made a rich blue (surprise) which lightened with a bit of white was a great sky color so I started blocking in with that. This is a favorite scene from a photo I took on my way home from Stonington, Maine where I was when gas had climbed to $2.79 per gallon. I remember leaving Stonington with a full tank and by the time I hit Marshfield, gas was $3.05 a gallon. Those were the days, huh?

4 comments:

Block Dog Art said...

Hi Mary, Nice, nice colors, my cup of tea. I love pinks and never tried thalo red rose, will have to give it a try. Didn't see at the opening in Marshfield, fun night and the rain held off.

Paula Villanova said...

This is a great post...love seeing (and reading) the process...I also love my dioxanine purple..we all have our faves...

Sandy said...

Enjoyed reading you and seeing both bridges. and wow, yeah those were the days...gas under 4.00...

what a concept.

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