My first oil painting of the Trumpet Parts Series.

Trumpet Parts No. 19 en plein air, oil painting 5" x 5"

Yesterday afternoon was sunny and warm in spite of it being early February.  I decided to bring a few trumpet parts outside to paint them, hoping the color inspiration would also be sunny and bright.  I didn’t expect the color scheme to go in the pastel direction, but it did. What excited me was the shadow shape cast onto the table.  I never could have created this in my indoor studio.  Bundling up, wearing hat, gloves and scarf was well worth it.

Painting: oil on wood panel, 5″ x 5″

Limited Palette: Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow Pale, Scarlet Lake, Burnt Sienna, French Ultramarine Blue, Pthalo Blue, Titanium White