Daily Painting: Zurich with another funny sky

Zurich yellow sky original oil painting
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 original acrylic painting
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).

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One Response to “Daily Painting: Zurich with another funny sky”

  1. Scott says:

    I like the way it turned out. The water and sky seem to be alive.

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