Monday, February 11, 2013

Blue Bonnet Field, Original Painting

I finished the Blue Bonnet Field today. The acrylic painting is on 11 x14 inch gallery wrapped canvas with edges painted.  I chose to use a country side scene with a single tree in the field of blue bonnets and wild flowers.  I used only the brush, paint, and imagination to compose and paint the scene at the easel. The back drop of hills and birds compliment the view by increasing the depth/distance.  A simple palette was used in this alla prima acrylic: white, raw umber, raw sienna, yellow ochre, permanent green, yellow light, cad red light, cerelan blue, light blue, cad blue, touch of pink, white, and a tid bit of purple.

I will be showing the painting at the Hallettsville Market Days this Saturaday.

Let us pray before we paint,


Chrissy Dwyer Art said...

I think this is just so lovely and soft. Well done!

Jimmie Bartlett said...

Thanks Chrissy for your encouraging comment. The bluebonnets are so beautiful and we have already seen a few plants springing up as it has been a warm winter along the Texas coast where we live.