Sunday, October 27, 2013

Yellowsky

I painted today too. Mike went diving.

Here is my arbutus on Wallace Island painting with a new colour for the sky - yellow. Why so yellow? I was watching a Great Course on the Impressionists. The instructor mentioned that, when Monet painted a very orange sky with a tomato red sun, a discriminating critic commented that at last the impressionists had got over their passion for blue and were painting things their real colours..

I have been using an awful lot of blue paint since I started painting again in 2010. Surely I've learned something.  The sky in my inspirational photo is not yellow - more sort of pink - but I think yellow has potential. I hope it will give the sense of what a very bright summer day it was.

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