Painting on Location
|Day one, 11:00, painting in oil today, and
I found a fully blooming jacaranda tree and a good parking space.
Since it has been so long since I've worked in oils, I decided to paint this without extra medium. Only turpentine. Turpentine offers a lot of control, slow drying and less yellowing. I hope the next painting is one using alkyd medium. I would like to experiment adding some oil and balsam until it is paintable for a day and dry on the next.
I had to wipe it clean with turp in a couple
Here is day one.
|Day 2. I had a tough time of it today. It was too beautiful of a day, I had no cloud coverage. I'm painting the image with cloud coverage. I couldn't add any new colors today.|
An art student wrote me yesterday asking for paintings representing a complementary scheme, a triadic and monochrome scheme.
This is what I told him.
Painting a complementary color scheme from nature is easy, it happens all the time. The one I'm painting now is a striking set of complements very big in area. Numbers 36RCW#15 and 36RCW#33 on a 36 Real Color Wheel.
The closer the colors are to being primary complements the more powerful the opposition that is produced. Here is a yellow and blue opposition with the jacaranda blossom, a primary set of color oppositions.
Color excitement is the main thing I look for in my next painting.
|Jean was painting with me today, here's day
one, two and 3.
That girl can last six hours at a stretch.
A beautiful day, all clouds.
I really needed this after yesterday's sun. I had to quit and go see a polo championship. Nice the way things work out.
So many of my colors were off it looks like another painting now. I can breath easier. Tomorrow should finish it.
Here's the finished oil painting on day 4.
NEXT PAINTING, Nahiku Rain Flowers, acrylic
PREVIOUS PAINTING, acrylic, Jacaranda2.htm
5-20-2 Early Spring Jacaranda Acrylic
6-5-2 Highest Jacaranda 3,500 Ft. Acrylic
6-15-2 Jacaranda and Driveway 3,000 Ft. Oil
3-21-3 Silver Oak and Jacarandas 2,000 Ft. Acrylic
#897 4-24-3 one Acrylic three Knife Oils
4-29-3 to 5-7-3 Oil
4-11-3 Acrylic 30x22
5-21-3 3,000 Ft. Acrylic
June, 2005, Kula, Copal Medium, Oil Medium, Water Color Medium
5-22-3 Knife Paintings Oil
4-26-5 mastic and wax
May 2005, 2 Oil, 1 Mastic and Wax, 2 watercolors
4-26-6 Mike's house Acrylic
4-29-7 to 5-9-7 Oil
5-10-7 to 5-20-7 Holy Ghost Church Acrylic
5-10-7 to 5-20-7 Kula Post Office Jacaranda Acrylic