I started with a detailed drawing on a pre-tinted hardboard panel that I had made.
I mixed dark values using Cadmium Red Medium and Ultramarine Blue. In fact, these two colors formed the foundation of the palette for this painting.
Once I had the dark values in place, I mixed up the medium range values using the same Cadmium Red Medium and Ultramarine Blue. I also used some Cerulean Blue, Primary Red-Magenta, and Cadmium Red Light.
A sky color was mixed using Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue and Titanium White. For the slightly darker storm values I added a little Cadmium Red Medium and Cadmium Yellow Light.
As I paint the sky color, I also paint some into the water that reflects the sky.I continue painting in the sky and water adding in the reflections and movement of the water. I paint in the rigging and other details.
The finished painting: "Key West Boats, Version 1", 18" x 24", oil on panel, c. 2017, by Charlene Marsh.
Next post, I will show Version 2 done with palette knives which is my preferred tool for mixing and applying paint. Should be fun to see the different results!
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