Finishing a Painting

Over the Christmas break I decided to have another go with my new toy – water mixable oils. While you don’t need to use smelly turpentine the paints still do have that “oily” smell about them. I finished my picture of Over Owler Tor and because it’s oil I’ve had to leave it for a week or so for the paint to be dry enough to move the picture around and take a photograph of it.

Over Owler Tor

Over Owler Tor in Oil

I realised when I started to paint again that I needn’t have used colours for the underpainting. I should have just used one colour, for example burnt umber, in varying degrees of strength to show the lights and darks – Oh well, you learn something new every time you paint. Look out for my next try!


    • Marian Dawes on 1st March 2016 at 4:02 pm

    I really like this painting. I like the intensity of the colours.The wispy clouds give the impression of wind and big open skies. What colour is the horizon?

      • Anne on 1st March 2016 at 6:14 pm

      Marian, thanks for your comment. The horizon is painted in Naples Yellow which is an artist colour, sort of a creamy cadmium yellow pale.

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