Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"Canadian Geese Landing", Oil 6 x 8"

I like everything about this one! And probably even more so that I had no expectations when I started it. 
I used a different palette consisting of an earthy version of the basic primary colors Yellow, Red and Blue. This is similar to the limited Zorn (Anders Leonard Zorn 1860-1920) palette. I used Titanium/Zinc white,  yellow Ochre, Venetian red and Chromatic black. This palette seems to work well for a landscape without too much foliage, since it is hard to mix different greens (with yellow and black). I get my blue from mixing white and black.

"Canadian Geese Landing", Oil, 6 x 8"


7 comments:

Jo Castillo said...

Ohh, very nice. You captured a great moment. Good work!

Johanne Morin said...

Thanks Jo, I appreciate your comment.

BJ said...

I like everything about this one, too. Very, very nice!

Bob Barker said...

Wow! Action, even. I love the "subdued" early spring colours.

Johanne Morin said...

Thanks BJ & Bob. I'm glad you like it as well.

Jan Weaver said...

These are wonderful! Looks like you were right there. I love them!
Jan

Johanne Morin said...

Thanks Jan! It was the "lucky" shot of the day :-)