Friday, October 31, 2014

Mist Rising over Heceta Head Light

"Mist Rising over Heceta Head Light"
(Oregon Coast)
Oil Sketch on Centurion Oil Primed Linen Panel
With additional coat of Williamsburg Lead Primer
5" x 7"

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After leaving Bandon I traveled up the coast to Heceta Head lighthouse, and that same afternoon, I painted this sketch.  I spent the night in one of my favorite forest clearings, in a stand of old growth forest, not far from here.  This is the classic Oregon lighthouse, and I have painted it several times now, both in Watercolour and in Oil, but this is the first time I've painted it in such weather ... and lit; I rather like the moodiness of the scene.  Apologies for the brevity of this entry, but I still have much to do.

Imprimatura: Venetian Red, with the block-in with Ultramarine.  The rest of the pigments were Blue Ridge Yellow Ochre & Italian Burnt Sienna (from Rublev), Ultramarine, Cobalt & Cerulean Blues, Venetian Red and Cremnitz White (all by W&N).

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