Sunday, January 11, 2009

Jefferson Memorial at Night--Landscape Oil Painting

Working on these little twilight paintings has been quite fun. Starting with a dark canvas is helpful. For this painting I used a support made of mdf hardboard covered with black acrylic gesso. It was completed for the Different Strokes Bi-Weekly Challenge. The twilight paintings work very well with a limited palette. This painting was created with a palette of Ultramarine, Alizarin Crimson, Titanium, and Cadmium Yellow. Working with a limited palette also provides a way to keep the painting unified. This painting is 5x7 inches and will eventually be placed in a standard frame, displayed on a small tabletop easel, or when it is dry, listed in my Etsy Gallery along with some of my other small paintings.
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4 comments:

Kathleen said...

Nice, Nancy! the purple tones are great.
Kathleen

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Nice job. Love the limited palette. You got very nice harmony and balace.

Nancy Merkle said...

Thank you so much; I am thrilled that you like my painting!

Theresa Rankin said...

Great job Nancy...love the shades of purple!