Oil painting depicting a summer storm. Painted on canvas 12 x 16 inches.
As the days move at a fast rate towards Christmas I have managed to find a little time in my studio to paint. I am painting a large seascape painting, however I am being challenged by my use of colour! The sky is coming along just fine, yet I found myself putting too much purple into the sea! I thought it would be fine, yet the following day it just looked very wrong. I then used Hansa Yellow to try and tone it all down, but that has been far too strong a colour. So for now I have to let that dry and then try and work some more on the painting hopefully on Monday.
The oil painting posted here is of a storm coming in, I wasn't going to use the yellow for the land area yet finally I found it was what was needed so I went and used it. The painting reminds me of summer storms they have such strength and strong contrasts in the lighting too.
We have had so many days here of late that are very damp and cold. No freezing weather at the moment for which I am pleased about. However I do think that cold and dry weather is much better for my health! I hope the beginnings of my cold doesn't get much worse!
Best wishes to you all and hope we will all have some nice sunny weather real soon!
Happy Painting, Caroline