October with a Spot of Blue

TM9605 October with a Spot of Blue 7×7 oil on paper

It is glorious after a week of rain to finally see the sun illuminating fall’s yellow excitement. It can take your breath away! At the pond, the effect is doubled.

Technical painting notes: October with a Spot of Blue was developed in stages over a few days, mostly using a knife to keep it loose and to take advantage of the happy accidents that can occur with a knife, as opposed to the more controlled brush. It’s more of a color field study than a landscape, though there is enough information to understand the locale that inspired it. I used Liquin Impasto medium to give body to the paint and speed drying.