To make a smoother transition from watercolor to oil, I pulled out a stack of wood panels I wasn’t totally happy with. I had painted them quickly, en plein air. I want to get back into the oil painting flow by reworking a few of those panels.
I concentrated on the hue, the temperature of the hue and the value of the hue to create a space that the viewer might want to step into and explore. I might bring a bit more of the original color of the trees (image on the left) back into the painting before I call it resolved.
In the studio I worked with a limited palette of six pigments: Ultramarine blue, Winsor Blue (green shade), Cadmium Lemon, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson) plus Titanium White.
Image: oil painting 18″ x 10.5″. The panel shown on the far left was painted en plein air. The center and right images are two stages of the reworking, painted in the studio.