Friday, March 1, 2013

A Painting Sequence

 Silent Village (detail). Private collection.
 Continuing an exploration of greyed color in a limited range.
The old photo of Robin Hood's Bay

 Totally intrigued by the village (see post ), I enlarged it and found this great section of old houses.

 That led to this slightly exaggerated drawing on a board primed with cad red.

 I threw in an under-painting of grey--a bit of an experiment.

I scrubbed in very greyed-down color--thinly. I was going for a snaking back of the buildings, so I used the blues for that.  I wanted muted color and close values for a haunted sort of look. Still, there wasn't quite enough contrast.

Silent Village. Acrylic on cradled hardboard, 8" x 8", Private collection
The finished piece. No cheerfulness here I hope.

Thanks for the visit!

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