titanium zinc white, cadmium yellow light, cadmium red medium, ultramarine blue, burnt umber
Painting process: The board was brushed with Gamsol then a gray mixture was painted into the Gamsol. The painting was completed a la prima.
Palette notes: titanium zinc white, cadmium yellow pale, cadmium red medium, ultramarine blue, burnt umber The very darkest color is ultramarine blue + burnt umber. The background dark green is the previous mixture with yellow added. This painting was done over a grey oil wash (to tone the board) which was dry before beginning the painting.
The solvent ran in the background creating ghosts of trees… a happy accident.
palette : titanium zinc white, cad yel light, cad red med, quin mag, ultramarine blue, burnt umber. panel tinted a rose color before starting. Browns made by combining (yel + red) + (ultra bl + quin mag). Burnt umber + ultra bl combo just for darkest.
I painted this one yesterday in one shot. I never intended it to be this minimal, but something is telling me to stop. This photo was taken under studio lights, unfortunately. It’s been a dark and rainy week here. Colors used: Italian yellow ochre, ultramarine blue, burnt umber and titanium zinc oxide. All Williamsburg brand paints.
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two paintings with photo reference.
Can any painter do anything blurry without thinking of Gerhard Richter?
A fast and fun palette knife painting.
9″ x 12″
Abstracted scene of a threatenening sky at sunset over a meadow with trees in the distance.
Looks a bit like rain is coming.
9″ x 12″ study… A quiet place with many fallen dead trees in the water.
Often, I see Great Blue Herons standing in the debris, perfectly camouflaged, waiting to catch a meal. Also, white egrets and woodpeckers come here, and turtles sun themselves on top of the logs.
I left out a lot of details… the abstraction of the place was more important to me.
started using new limited color palette today…