Mood and Mystery
Good morning and welcome to my Monday Blog
Before Spring arrives I am enjoying painting the grey mood
of winter and exploring the darker side of framing.
With a limited palette I made cool greys, adding a little warmth in places.
The painting below was kept loose and unfussy to give a sense of place.
I painted the gold frames black and then rubbed over the raised
pattern to reveal a little gold. This gives them a luxurious feeling
which seems to fit with modern and 'traditional' interiors.
Bleak Times Oils on canvas board 10 x 12 inches
Wet fields and winter colours with loose and expressive brush strokes.
A similar frame holds a special favourite...
Today the sun shone on my painting about sunlight on a winter shore.
I love the drama of this almost monochrome painting in the black frame.
Lifting Mood Oils on canvas board 10 x 12 inches
The painting below on the right is sitting happily in
an off-white mount and simple black wood frame.
Muffled Oils on canvas board 7 x 5 inches
There is just a hint of colour in this snowscape.
Loosely painted with a few textured brush strokes.
Drama at the coast...
Last Call Oils on gessoed watercolour paper 5 x 7 inches
This dramatic little study on paper is framed without glass
protected by two coats of re-touching varnish.
The off-white mount holds the picture in a simple flat black frame.
Along the way Oils on canvas board 6 x 8 inches
Soft, moody colours of dried grasses and heather.
In a speckled dull gold frame.
Small studies can also have mystery and atmosphere.
A gold coloured frame adds warmth to this cool landscape.
Until next week...
Thank you for visiting.