Spring Mists III
Oil, pigments and cold wax on Arches Huile paper which is 100% rag (cotton), Neutral pH, acid free.
Painting is double mounted and backed on archival quality mount. Frames are bespoke and are made by a local Yorkshire company, Artworks, who are also a member of the Fine Art Trade Guild.
Image size: 20 x 11.5 cm
Framed size: 38 x 30 cm
Frame type: Dark grey, soft wood and glazed
There are all sorts of things that influence me when I'm choosing the colours I am going to work with. The influence behind this painting was the planning for one of my workshops where I was wanting to use some contrasting / warm / cold colours for people to experiment with. I was drawn to a number of already mixed greys which is quite unusual for me as I do tend to want to mix my own greys generally but these lilac / blue / greys in this painting really got my attention and have worked so well with the Senellier Chinese Orange.
This is quite a usual palette for me but I think the colours and composition work really well. It was probably a reaction to all those paintings I have done over the winter which the dark dark clouds of doom... swapped the dark clouds for rather ominous mists!