Sunday, May 19, 2013

PEACEFUL OASIS By Cecelia Lyden


oil/board
12x18
 

Two days of beautiful weather in a serene location made this plein air paintout a most pleasant experience. I was situated in a shady area with only fleeting moments of sunlight peeking through the leaves. Consequently, there were some strong darks under the rocks, etc. I was having difficulty mixing colors dark enough. Then I remembered, in a workshop with Ron Donoughe, his suggestion of a mixture of Thalo Green and Alizarin Crimson to make black. I used this to darken other colors. It worked. Thank you, Ron.

4 comments:

Michael LeKites said...

You've captured the color perfectly! Very nice!

Sue Marrazzo said...

I LOVE IT!!!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I was there and saw this little waterfall, and Cecelia - you have captured its essence perfectly!

Christine Marx said...

This is lovely Cecelia! Very peaceful and serene.