Thursday, June 5, 2014

Clearwater Park

This sketch is of a little side channel that runs alongside the McKenzie Willamette River in Springfield.

The painting was done with oil on Arches paper. It's the first time I've used this paper and I love it. It's perfect for me for plein air painting. I've recently been experimenting with a limited palette, using five neighboring hues on the color wheel. The primary color for this painting is yellow, with green and orange secondary colors.


Julie Ford Oliver said...

Peaceful scene painted with a subtle color harmony.
Even your brushwork is more subtle. Is that the surface you were working on? The paper?
Anyway, it is a lovely combination.

Sue Harrell said...

Thank you, Julie. I think the paper did make a difference in the brushwork. I found it to be a little easier to work on, which surprised me.