Winter… I love the idea more than the reality. However, I am gearing up for my next exhibit in May and thus, wanted to do a color study. I chose to paint the Alps, inspired by an aerial view that I shot from an airplane some time ago.
This is a study in which I painted a canvas a bright purple as a campitura (overall field color). It was thoroughly dry before I then took a palette knife with white to spread on some triangles, building up texture a wee bit as I went along. I then added the soft clouds moving in and out of or spilling over the pointed peaks.The Alps
35 x 25 cm (almost 14 x 10 inches)
oil on canvas board, framed as shown
by Kelly Borsheim
The color combination I wanted to explore was purple, blue, and orange. The cool colors were quite saturated, so I muted the oranges into a warm, almost neutral hue to use in the light areas of the clouds that sometimes appeared as cascading waterfalls over the rugged mountain tops. I hope that you enjoy this effect.
This painting is 35 x 25 cm (almost 14 x 10 inches), painted in oils on a board-mounted canvas. She is available if you love her. Just write me for more information and I can get the painting to you.
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