Friday, October 31, 2014

Float On!

"Float On"
12 x 9 inches, oil on canvas

These glass floats are an Oregon coast antique shop staple. I didn't head to my Toledo residency with these in mind to paint - in fact, I thought I'd be painting fish all week - but that was not in the cards, as I'll tell you much more about tomorrow.

Here's how this painting developed. I sketched in the underpainting with a mix of Cadmium yellow and red, dulled with a tiny bit of Ultramarine blue. I like the warmth peeking through, even though the dominant colors of the piece are cool coastal blues and greens. 


Jane said...

This is just perfect ! Love the lightness and the transparency, so light I first thought it was a watercolor.

Deann said...

This is a fabulous painting I love it. It means more to me because I have several floats that my father brought back from WWII.