Miniature Landscape – Fall In Spring

A Saturday Afternoon
I decided to paint on a Saturday afternoon, springtime, but the scene that came to mind was a fall one. I’m not entirely sure why this was, but maybe I’m just interested in seeing the changes from a summer of what is going to be hard work change to when times might be more stable.
The work is on a Art Advantage canvas wrapped board that I primed over the initial white gesso with my titular favorite color, titanium buff, which I team allowed to dry and over painted with a combination of cadmium red, burnt umber and cadmium yellow medium. My mixing colors were bone black and titanium buff, and I noticed that the inherently warm tones worked well to create an almost effortless tone that titanium white makes harder to achieve.
I varnish in Gamvar for a light gloss shine. I’m planning on framing this one and giving it as a gift.

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Hillside
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