Work in Progress

underpainting, burnt umber on yellow ochre toned canvas, 30x30 in.

Work-in-progress, mapping in color

This work-in-progress is a larger version of a small study I did a few weeks ago. I am using a very limited palette on this (burnt umber, ultramarine, naphthol red, cadmium yellow and titanium white), trying to emphasize the warmth of the late evening sun. I did the earlier version using a few more colors, I am aiming to get more drama in the large version, therefore using less colors will push the harmonies and create a unified, finished feeling while keeping things bold and simple, particularly in the strong light to dark shadow areas.


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