9x12 acrylic on linen board
Available through DPW gallery/auction
RGB - Red, Green & Blue - pretty much sums up the color palette to this (although there is yellow as well). But the RGB colors dominate. And the more I painted & tweaked, the more pronounced those colors became! Actually, I used Red Oxide, Burnt Sienna & some Quinacridone Red-Orange in that foreground (along with Cad Yellow Light & Indian Yellow). I also added touches of these colors to the far hills to help tie it together. Added some Olive Green mixed with cad Yellow Light to those far hills to give a cooler tone to them (and there are subtle bits of that green mix in the foreground as well). Ireland is known for it's rolling green hills and I wanted to be sure they were present.
And the sky - what can I say. I went crazy with the clouds! LOL
(There is a part of my brain right now, that says a roundish bush in the bottom left corner is needed for balance. I'm not sure that voice is correct, so I will stare at it a bit tonight. I think it is done - we'll see who is correct in the morning - me or my inner voice!)
I had fun visiting County Kerry Ireland, but I need to switch gears now. I have an idea for my next Mini-Master-Piece -- time to sketch!
Ok, I played in Photoshop a bit with this (I do that often to try on different ideas before I put paint on canvas). Here's a photo of a possible change - no bush, but maybe some sprays of small yellow/green flowers in the foreground? It totally does change the painting - but for the better? What do you think? Should I make the change for real or leave it as is above?