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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Under the Sea Theme – Days Three and Four

Well… I skipped a day. It’s finals week(s) here and I haven’t had much time for anything but studying, but I took time out to start a proper series on this really neat theme. Here are my second and third efforts:

Silence I

Silence I

Abandoned Ship I

Abandoned Ship I

I really enjoyed creating both of these pieces. The bottom base sand color was a surprising two-color mix of Pyrrhole orange and titanium white, which turned into a lovely coral color. I intend to continue on in this series until next week’s theme.

 

Weekly Sketch Day 7

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Wondercity Goes to Sleep

Ah, the last day of this week’s theme, ‘City of Wonder’. It’s been a good theme, but it’s time for a new one… I really ‘wonder’ what it’s going to be! This little painting is on a tiny canvas, and you can barely see the little elephant looking on as her city goes to sleep. I have since covered it in iridescent paint, but that doesn’t photograph well. If you wish to purchase this painting(lol) it’s on sale for $15.00 unframed plus shipping to wherever you’re at. On to the next theme!