NW 23rd @ Johnson, 9x12" Oil
The past few times out painting provided some incredible weather, not to be missed for a region socked in with fog and overcast skies for 8 months of the year. I headed out twice this past week with the oils in tow and a new palette of colors that was recommended. I've been tooling around with different palettes to see where my color voice is most inclined to settle. I'd like most to try out a few other palette choices to see what each has to offer and it's temperament on the canvas. This time around I used a limited transparent palette of Prussian Blue, Indian Yellow, Veridian (with a little Phalo Green on the side) Crimson and Titaniam White on a white canvas. No underpainting here as with my vibrant under paintings in pastel. So new, so different in method. All exciting. Above, an area that was known to have a lot of thrift stores and resale shops is now a trendy area to spend the day shopping, eating and people watching. The noon hour was the best for activity, I may want to return on later day this coming week.
SW 1st @ Hall, 10x8" Oil
This one was painted in the downtown area of Beaverton, not too far from my home. Not a lot of traffic on this street, but I liked the view, the street signage and RR crossing signs. I think I'll add some Cadmium Red Light (an opaque color) for those pops of red where the street lights, flowers and RR Crossing arms come into play.
OK, now for a little self-promotion: Show news....
The Pacific Northwest Plein Air Show is coming down this Monday, Oct 1st at the Columbia Arts Center. If you are headed out there this weekend, take a moment to stop by to see this show. It is knockout! As for the Hillsboro Plein Air event, the show opens this October 2nd from 6:00~8:00 pm. at the Glenn and Viola Walters Cultural Center.