I dithered quite awhile; looking at photos of wild skies and at the gloomy, heavy sky outside my windows! Finally had to get at it. I found a 2″ flat brush and started in with the orange and yellow across the mid sky, and dragged purple and blue in below that, down through the horses, to the horizon. Fun…and stressful! Banged in some grass while it was damp so that the horizon wouldn’t have too many hard edges.
Now for the big racing black cloud overhead. I slopped in a ton of paint, and then I mixed green and poured it over top and let it run. Then orange along the bottom edge, and flung in with my brush. Yikers. I think I’m ruining it, but we won’t know till it’s finished, will we.
Hi Gena. I like your approach to painting. “Banged in …., slopped in…..” . And my personal favorite, “Yikers. I think I’m ruining it, but we won’t know till it’s finished, will we.” It is tempting for me to give up on a piece too early. But as you say, we never know until it is done. It took a while for me to learn that one but it is a great good lesson. Can’t wait to see the finished painting. I can feel the storm approaching….
Re: your comment on my blog,
I do have these runaway places in my head. The luminous yellow could be one of three. For the yellow house on the shady side of the street i used Cad Yellow light. The other yellows are Hansa Yellow Light and New Gamboge. I lay all my shadows down first with a purple mix of Cobalt and Perm. Rose. Then i start adding color. Thanks Gena for the comment. So nice to see you there.
Thanks for sharing your process with us. It is great for us beginners to see how you paint and think! I also enjoy your painting vocabulary and expressions and find myself self talking… What colour is it really? Know when to stop… Step back and take another look… You need more water, Dan. What colour is it really? You’re the artist, paint it how you like…
Ross and Renee, Thanks so much for your comments. It’s so much fun to hear what you think. Glad I can entertain you Ross. Renee, you should check out Ross’s blog…you’d love his work. Keep on painting BOTH OF YOU!!
We actually are following each other’s blog already!