Grey Day at Ackergill
15 x 20 cm
Reading an article by Frank Edwards led me to experiment a bit more with coloured painting surfaces. For this painting I used a Raw Umber ground colour. I blocked in all the really dark areas, without any under-drawing, with a transparent mix of Ultramarine and Burnt Sienna. Then I built up thicker opaque paint on top, leaving some of the ground colour showing through. I think the cool, grey painting surface suited this kind of subject very well.