Monday, 12 October 2015

Sunny Morning Soliloquy

Sunny Morning Soliloquy, Oil on Canvas, 20" X 16" 
Its been some time since I posted anything new here. That is because I was busy completing the colour charts as described in Richard Schmid's book Alla Prima II. Each chart just seemed to take forever especially since I did all of them with a pallette knife. It was certainly an exhausting exercise but I feel more confident with colour now. Of course I will have to keep studying them periodically to grasp all the info they offer. I will be posting them in the near future. I noted that some colours result in really surprising mixtures, for e.g. Alizarin Crimson + Viridian give a beautiful purply-violet, Viridian, alizarin and Indian red are very strong colours and they dominate every mixture much more than the other colours even when added in traces, yellow ochre tends to darken every mixture it is added to etc. I am sure there is a lot more to discover. :)

The above painting "Sunny Morning Soliloquy" was done from a photograph I took very near to the place I live. The background was quite busy and I tried to quite it down to make sure it doesnt distract attention from the centre of interest. All comments are most welcome.


Studio at the Farm said...

I love this painting, Vinayak! So simple, yet says so much. The line of shadow from her head to her feet and off the page is so eloquent. And the background gives just enough variety and texture to balance the painting.

Vinayak Deshmukh said...

Thank you so much Kathryn. I was not conscious of the shadow line, but it seems to have worked :)

Gary L. Everest said...

Mr. Deshmukh,
This is a wonderful painting in every respect. The colors are harmonious, you've done a masterful job with the background and perhaps best of all, it makes the viewer feel something.
Very nice work.

Vinayak Deshmukh said...

Thank you so much Sir for all the kind words. They are most encouraging and make me want to strive hard with every new painting :).