|Rockliffe Pavillion (close-up)|
The rain location again was the Rockliffe Park (which I have written about previously). I decided to locate myself in a corner of the pavillion and paint a view with a gentle, red sloping hill, stately pines and an interesting curved path.
I did a thumbnail sketch and decided to include the pavillion's concrete column and wooden roof as a frame for my composition.
|The thumbnail sketch|
|My easel (after two hours)|
I made a decision to only spend two hours on the remake which I ended up liking so much more than my original effort.
|My two hour rework of the original plein air painting|
(with a different palette)
During our lunch break, David offered a demonstration and within one hour had created a brilliant painting of the iconic Rockcliffe pine tree.
|Our plein air instructor David W. Jones|
giving a lunch time demo
Update: July 8, 2015
David Jones generously shared the names of the oil colours on his palette:
- Cerulean blue
- Cobalt blue
- Ultramarine blue
- Cadmium Yellow Middle/Medium
- Cadmium Orange
- Cadmium Red Middle
- Alizarin Crimson
- Sap or Chrome Green
- Viridian or Phthalo Green
- Yellow Ochre
- Titanium White