Here is one more painting using a pre mixed palette of colors.
This painting is from last Friday when I went painting with my friend Guy Corriero. I painted from a spot that was slightly elevated from where I shot this photo. That way I could get the receding fields read as larger shapes.
I focused on the stacks and middle trees and moved elements from the edges inwards for a better design on my 6x8 panel.
I sketched this design lightly with vine charcoal, then mixed.
A close up of the palette. The color of the yellow flowers is missing from this shot. That blue-gray pile near my cad. red and yellow was a missed attempt, but I later used it in other mixes.
With time to think about it, I changed my design a bit. Less foreground and moved it all to the right and a bit closer.
The finished piece. "Fields and Yellow Flowers", 6" x 8" oil on board, 2008
The scene again to compare to the finish.
I was happy with the result. There is a chance that I might paint a larger piece from this. I have a few ideas how I would change things just a bit, but I don't want to mess with this one and lose the freshness and spontaneity of the painting. I've learned that the hard way. I always think that I can just "fix" a few things, but almost every time I wish that I had left it alone.