Zurich Riverfront: Yellow Sky, 18 x 24 cm, oil on canvas board, ©2012 Julie Galante. [SOLD]
We recently went on vacation (Italy – yay!), and before we left I found myself with a motley assortment of colors still wet on my palette. Hating to let good oil paint go to waste, I challenged myself to use up the remaining blobs in a new daily painting (without squeezing any new paint out of tubes). And here we have it – yellow sky, green water, and all. It’s fun to challenge myself to work within certain constraints every now and again.
I didn’t do this on purpose, but it just so happens that the last time I used this Zurich photograph as a reference (way back in 2007), the resulting painting also had a wacky-colored sky:
Zurich – Red Sky, 40 x 50 cm, acrylic on canvas, ©2007 Julie Galante. [SOLD]
I haven’t been back to Zurich for a couple years now (we lived there from 2005-2007), so as far as I know the sky there really has turned yellow (from its previous red, of course).