Sunset in the Mountains…
“Sunset in the Mountains, circa 1921 (after Sandzen)”, 6×9 oil on canvas, by Rog Lyngaas, 20feb09, using the x6 palette.
OK, trying to interpret a Sandzen painting can be a challenge when dealing with a small canvas. What I found myself doing here is using as much medium as I would in a 12×16 canvas, but by premixing the medium into the colors, I was able to execute a much thicker painting with only my brushwork. The medium used here is the Winston-Newton Light Liquin. I may have to try this same study, on a larger canvas.
X6 Palette, mostly Winton Brand Paint
cool blue = French Ultramarine Blue
warm blue = Viridian Hue mixed with Ivory Black.
cool yellow = Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue [py74]
warm yellow = Cadmium Yellow Medium
warm red = Vermillion Hue [pr170,po36,pw4]
cool red = Alizarin Crimson [M.Graham]
white = permalba
This was the first painting with this palette that uses Vermillion hue. I had the black handy here not only to detune the Viridian Hue; but to darken the Vermillion if necessary in the Mud. But it was not needed for that.