Tuesday, January 29, 2013
#27, #28 & #29 - Sky Studies
Yesterday I was away from my studio all day and didn't get a chance to paint. So this morning when I was wondering what I would paint and could I possibly paint two in one day I thought today might be a good day to attempt a tryptic.
I've always wanted to do a tryptic, but, never gave it enough thought to even decide on a subject.
Definition: A triptych is a series of three paintings intended to be displayed together. Triptychs were often used as an altar-piece in a church. Traditionally two of the panels were attached to the central one by hinges and folded over it, to show two different paintings on the back.
I have wanted to experiment with painting skies and today was a perfect time to
paint a couple of them. Three in fact.
#27 - Sky Study, 8" x 6" oil on panel, © 2013, Nancy Van Blaricom
The water doesn't look level in my photos but I think it was because I took the original photo where they were all side by side and just turned the camera instead of photogrphing each individually.
#28 - Sky Study, 8" x 6" oil on panel, © 2013, Nancy Van Blaricom
All three panels were toned with yellow and allowed to dry I then painted the sky area all white. I wanted my sky to have some blue amongst the the clouds and started softly brushing some ultramarine blue in the middle of my white sky.
#29 - Sky Study, 8" x 6" oil on panel, © 2013, Nancy Van Blaricom
Some areas I painted more blue in and some areas less. Some areas I went back over with a little more white to create more definition to my clouds.
#27, #28, #29 - Tryptic Sky Studies, each panel 8" x 6" oil, © 2013, Nancy Van Blaricom
I was pretty happy with my experiment with not only cloudy skies, but with a tryptic. I think I might attempt this again with a more thought out land / seascape.
Since I wasn't able to paint yesterday I labeled these #27, #28, and #29, but, I will finish up the month with a painting a day ... its a challenge ya know.