I have used this title before but what the hell.... After painting a couple of quite fiddly pictures recently I fancied getting back to something Tonalist that is about colour and mood so I thought that it would be nice to do another Brighton/Hove seafront painting but instead of a nocturne this one would be daylight albeit with plenty of clouds! The sky is from a photo I took years ago on Brighton seafront one winter afternoon as a snowstorm approached from the East and five minutes later you couldn't see much at all as the snow got going.
The first stage was the tonal underpainting for which I used my usual mix of Burnt Sienna and Winsor Violet thinned with Liquin and applied with a small bristle brush and a rag.
The second stage was the first colour pass on the sky and another layer of the underpainting mix on the land. Colours used for the sky were: Ultramarine Violet, Manganese Blue Hue, Permanent Orange, Yellow Ochre Deep, Yellow Lake Deep, Lemon Yellow and Zinc White.