Oil Painting Outdoors - Part 2:

This post contains additional supporting material in respect of my article entitled
"Oil Painting Outdoors - Part 2", published in the August 2014 issue of The Artist magazine, available from 18th July from newsagents, or go to www.painters-online.co.uk

The article dealt with producing outdoor location studies in black and white and using two colours, as a prelude to working in full colour.

Black and white studies:

Here is another example, produced as described in the article using the pochade box. It was made on a bright January day but looking into the light against the low angle of the Winter sun. This had the effect of making the distant group of buildings and trees appear as a mid-toned silhouette and produced intense reflections on the brightly lit road surface. 

Towards Stoke Golding: 9 x 12 in: Oil study on board

Towards Stoke Golding: 9 x 12 in: Oil study on board

Two colour studies:

Three further examples of two colour location studies.

The first I made on a bright June day using the same Ultramarine Blue/ Burnt Umber complimentary colour combination as described in the article. Compared to the examples in the article, here the colours reflect the added intensity of the Summer light. Time taken just under one hour and a half.

Roadside Trees: 11 3/4 x 16 1/2 in: OIl study on board

Roadside Trees: 11 3/4 x 16 1/2 in: OIl study on board

Two more examples produced with a two colour complimentary palette of Ultramarine Blue but replacing the initial Burnt Umber with Burnt Sienna to give added richness to the warmer tones. Time taken just under one hour for each study.

By the Tap in the Garden: 6 x 14 3/4 in: Oil study on muslin covered board

By the Tap in the Garden: 6 x 14 3/4 in: Oil study on muslin covered board

Patio Corner: 11 3/4 x 16 1/2 in: Oil study on muslin covered board

Patio Corner: 11 3/4 x 16 1/2 in: Oil study on muslin covered board