I decided to paint the house with its striking pink color against a very blue spring sky.
For a scene like this with the sun at my back I must be more careful to check my values and colors. If you don't pay attention when painting in the sun like this you can get your paintings too dark. For this painting I used a palette of warm and cool primary colors; Cobalt Blue Ultramarine Blue Alizarin Crimson Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Lemon and Titanium White
Working from large to small I mass in the local color and tone for more of the elements.
I continue this same process and then start to refine shapes and angles and clean up any edges and drawing errors that become more obvious as I work toward finish
The completed painting pink and blue 24 x 30 oil on linen Painting time 3 hours.