Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Landscape # 6 after Kevin MacPherson
12 inch by 16 inch oil on stretched canvas
I absolutely loved painting this one, and I think it's my favorite so far.
There are more greens in this painting than in any of the others I have tried. Mixing greens was tricky. I didn't use any greens straight from the tube. I used pthalo green mixed with alizarin crimson to make the dark shadows and varied the mixture from more to less red as needed. Ultramarine blue mixed with yellows provided the other greens.
MacPherson's painting is titled "Summertime Stillness". His style of painting is much looser than mine is. I don't know if I'll ever be able to achieve that. Even though I'm using a big brush, it's difficult for me to make a bold stroke and leave it!
There are still more paintings in this book that I'd like to try, but I bought his second book, and there is so much in it that I love! Not enough time!