Brilliance of cornish gorse painting revealed
As promised from my Brilliance of Cornish Gorse post, here is the finished painting. It was actually finished two weeks ago, but as always I like to put my paintings away and then review them to look at it with fresh eyes. This revealed a need for more colour in the foreground to give more depth to the underside of the gorse bush.
My inspiration was taken from a day in March when there was low light through a light cornish fog which made the yellow of the gorse really jump out at you. To get this effect, my underpainting was purply pink overlaid with a opaque pale cobalt blue . It became a real exploration and adventure in colour with pinks and yellows being laid over dull greens and burnt siennas. Hope you like it. It will one of my paintings for the exhibition in June.