I had the best time painting this one. Hands down….the most fun I’ve had the easel in a long time! I’m not sure what it was about this set up. Perhaps it made me think about spring. Winter can get a little long here in Minnesota. Or maybe it was the blue and orange color combination; it is one of my favorites.
What ever the reason, I am quite pleased with how this painting came out. At 12×16″ it no small amount of canvas to cover in one afternoon.
I started this painting by toning my Raymar linen panel with transparent red oxide oil painting. I switched to a large bristle brush and loaded it with a thinned mixture of ultramarine blue and alizarin crimson, and used that to draw out the set-up on the canvas. From there, I moved into the darks and painted them in with the same mixture.