oil on canvasboard
16" x 20"
This painting is more an experiment in painting summer greens with a row of yellow trees to create a focal point.
Picasso said, "They'll sell you thousands of greens. Veronese green and emerald green and cadmium green and any sort of green you like; but that particular green, never." The variety and intensity of greens that occur in nature is quite awesome. When mixing a green, use the fact that green has either a blue or a yellow bias as the starting point in determining the proportions you mix. (But remember the shade of green something is in a landscape does change depending on the time of day and what was a bluish green this morning may well be a yellowish green this evening.)
Each different blue/yellow combination will give a different green, plus the variations from the proportions of each you mix. Also experiment mixing with two blues and two yellows; and mixing blue or yellow to a 'ready-made' green.Mix a little black with various yellows and you’ll see that it produces a range of muted (or ‘dirty’) greens and khakis. (Remember to add the black to the yellow, not yellow to black;). Adding a touch of red also helps to break a bright green.