Saturday, February 12, 2011

Blue Beyond The Grey

Oil on card,  15 x 20 cm or 8 x 10 inches
What a lovely day, bright sunshine with dramatic grey clouds, the water a beautiful colour.  There was a rainbow just out of sight, if I had turned a bit I could have painted it but, to tell the truth, I am a bit scared of rainbows!  I don't think I know how to paint them!  I worry that they would look far too sickly, like a sunset, dangerous territory.  Also how do you get that light?  I suspect a glaze would be good but that's impossible with a plein air painting.  I am going to do some experiments.

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