Landscape on a beautiful October day using full saturation pigments.
This little sketch evolved as the light changed and I became more fascinated playing with little shapes. It began as leaves on branches, a second attempt following the painting shown below. The light had changed drastically. My goal was to use more of the warm colors in the background than I had in Variation A and Variation B. In the end, the leaves vanished completely.
For the light value shapes I used yellows and oranges. For mid-value shapes I used greens and reds. For dark value shapes I used blues, some viridian and a bit of alizarin crimson.
After looking at the grayscale version o Variation A I darkened the entire background.
Color Wheel No. 2 is the eighteen hue color wheel presented in Lesson Two on the Creative Color blog.
Oil Sketches – both paintings above are plein air paintings, oil on 5″ x 5″ gessoed, birch, wood panels.