Thursday, December 31, 2015
Early Morning on the Lake, Pocono Mountains
This painting sat around half finished for over a year, it went through changes with value and color but I was never able to bring it to completion. Recently I have been working with a limited palette of colors.
I used to rely on Phthalo green (yellow and blue shade) and I would temper them with different reds but my greens still looked a little too garish. Now I am using ultramarine blue and cerulean blue with my two yellows cad yellow light and cad yellow medium.
This little 5x7 study has been on my wall as a reminder to try a larger version the painting. This is a favorite lake we fish throughout the year, its a shame its three hours away in the Pocono Mountains.