Silent Village (detail). Private collection.
Continuing an exploration of greyed color in a limited range.
Totally intrigued by the village (see post http://tomsarmo.blogspot.com/2013/02/english-village-smugglers-and-secret.html ), 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!