oil on maple panel, 40 cm x 50 cm

Improvised from a photograph this winter taken near Otter Creek in the Sleeping Bear Dunes.

Colors were mixed from Ultramarine blue, Manganese violet, Turner yellow, Chinese Lake, white and black. None of the mixtures displayed even the slighted hint of green.

Having gained some experience with choosing and mixing pigments, I consider, that a next, fruitful step in learning to be a better painter will be to follow Cennini‘s advice and practice drawing – daily.