Posted on September 11, 2013December 30, 2013 by Anita C. Millerwindswept place 6″ x 6″ This is in remembrance.
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Love the pallette Anita and the the carefreeness of the piece! :)
Hi, Also wanted to find out what the pallette you usually use for your paintings is like… I love the muted and subdued colours with hints of bolder ones… Also, what brand do you use… I finally decided to take my inspiration from your blog onto the gessoboard! :)… These tips might help me get started..and do you usually work in knife? Do you take workshops around the NY/NJ area? or Online? Thanks in advance for any info you are willing to share… Big fan of your work! :)
Hi Pink, the palette I use is: cadmium yellow light, cadmium red vermillion (or light or just plain cad red) quinacridone magenta, sevres blue, ultramarine blue, burnt umber and sometimes phthalo green ( but, don’t use much of this because it is REALLY strong). Of course white, also. I love the Williamsburg brand (although it is very expensive) I also like Gamblin brand. I don’t take workshops, I’ve just kept at this painting thing for 30 years and am self taught, basically. You WILL improve if you paint EVERY day and even if it’s for 1/2 hour… just DO IT. Just accept that you will have a lot that will go in the trash : ) That is a fact!!! Play around, experiment, don’t paint like others… paint like YOU!! Best, Anita
Lovely tones. You are a natural!
You seem to paint as you breath :)
Well, I’m not a natural : ) I appreciate that you think so, though!! Just many years of painting and not giving up!
I’ve got 5-6 years behind me and envy (kindly :)) those who are already fluent but I know it can take up to twenty years to be a pro.
Perhaps, but hopefully those 20 years are enjoyable and it’s what you really, really love doing. : )
It’s a nice way to see it. I do enjoy very much the journey :) I had stopped painting at one point for a few months & felt my soul slowly dying from lack of substance believe it or not!
It happens…….sadly. You clearly NEED to paint. Join the club : )
Hi Anita, you are so kind… :) Thank you for sharing your palette and thoughts… I will definitely try and keep to the painting everyday…and try to keep it original, to my observation of things I like… Still experimenting so hopefully I find my ground at some point… Look forward to more of your works, they are so fresh… I am mostly comfortable sketching but I want to play around with paints and you are so helpful with my doubts :)… Thank You
Just have fun! That’s what it’s all about, right!! Take lots of pictures of your works in progress, too. Sometimes you go past what the final painting should be. you’ll see!!
This one feels like an Indian Summer to me.