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.