Sunday, January 18, 2015

Snow at Water's Edge

Snow at Water's Edge
Oil on canvas panel, 7x5
bid here
Using a looser, more impressionistic stroke with brush and knife today, I am also pushing the color to the blue and violet.  I am again negatively painting the trees, and then going in with the actual tree color.  For the last week or so, I have not been using primed, pre-tinted panels.  I miss the toned surface,  but since I don't use turps or any solvents, I can't use the paint thinned down to do it.  Safflower oil in a wash simply makes the paint too thin, and I then can't get the full body and thickness of later strokes that I prefer.  This painting makes 750 paintings in 750 days, Day 19 in the 30 Day Painting Challenge.

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