Tuesday, 4 September 2018
#366 'First Oil Sketch of Venice 2018' 8x10"
When I arrive in a new location I just want to get the first painting under my belt! Start it off and get into the flow, I also just feel itchy to do it!
So this was it, feeling my way with the colours, shapes and the strong bouncing light of Venice.
Decided to do a limited palette of Red (Scarlet Lake with a little white & Yellow Ochre), White (Titanium) & Black (mixed with Burnt Sienna and Ultramarine) helps create a more harmonious painting and easier to start with.
Painted at about 4pm in very strong afternoon light, it's off the Campo Barnaba, just a few minutes from where we are staying in the Dorsoduro area.
Also did some sketching...The bridge right outside the house we are staying in!
Posted by Clare Bowen Artist at 11:14 am
Labels: Bridge, Limited Palette, Venice
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A fine start. Interesting that you found it easier to use a limited palette �� as your first painting and chose colours that don’t at first seem to have much connection to the scene although of course, they are!ReplyDelete
A fine start.ReplyDelete