Did some plein air painting last Friday. I used a limited earthtone palette like last time, with a slight change, substituting ultramarine blue for cerulean blue, and adding red iron oxide. The other colors are ivory black, titanium white, Naples yellow, burnt sienna, and burnt umber.
I didn't finish the painting on site, so worked more at home. I still want to work more. It's not resolved yet. Pictures forthcoming.
Red iron oxide is a monster, by the way. It walks up and punches other paint in the face kyst for laughs.
The dinner I fixed tonight was more elaborate than any I had fixed in a while. Orange garlic chicken in the crock pot; bangers and mash with onion gravy; and irish soda bread. I managed to have it all ready at pretty much the same time, too.
It all came out pretty good. The bangers and mash were a little bland, but salt helped. A Guinness would have gone great with it all, but I didn't want to spend money on beer.
This is an oil painting I started about five years ago, and only had it at the underpainting stage before I put it on a shelf in the garage and forgot about it. I didn't much like how it was coming along. Finally, a few weeks ago, I pulled it out and used a painting knife to complete it. It's one of my only knife paintings, and I like the result. It was, for me, pretty experimental, since I don't have much experience with painting knives. It was certainly different than the detailed pen and ink work I usually work on, and I want to do more soon.