Blue and Orange....
This is a painting of a scene at Skipwith Common. Skipwith Common is a marvellous location at any time but especially as the sun starts to set. Although the composition was pleasing enough I decided to give it more drama. I thought I’d concentrate on the complementary colours of orange and blue. I reasoned that the blue would make the orange more orange and conversely the orange would make the blue more blue. Make sense – well it did to me. Of course I didn’t use orange as that would have been far too flat and boring so I mixed Winsor red and Winsor yellow in a single wet wash leaving me with all these lovely graduated orange hues. Add a ‘Whistler’ title and the result is a spectacular painting extravaganza.
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Professional artist now semi retired and enjoying being eccentric!