A Boy and his Dog Statue

A Boy and his Dog Statue

8X10, Oil on Linen

Here's a quick plein air sketch from today. This took about 2 hours. I focused on the large light and dark shapes, and blocked the entire picture in quickly. These quick sketches make nice color studies.

Note: For quick sketches, I just use Gamsol to thin my paint. I paint with a combination of thin paint and thick paint. The thicker paint is usually in the light areas.

The colors I used:

For the statue I used mixtures of Titanium White, Burnt Sienna, and Ultramarine Blue.
The green color in the background is a mixture of Cad. Yellow Light, Ultramarine Blue, and Burnt Sienna.
The rest of the surrounding darks are just mixtures of Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, and Titanium White.
I use Winsor & Newtons Burnt Sienna, which is actually PR101, also known as Transparent Oxide Red.




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