Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wet Paint...

16x20 Oil/Canvas Panel

Monday, we had a three hour session with Brian. I used Zorn's palette... Ivory Black, Titanium White, Yellow Ochre and Cad Red Light for the majority of the painting. It was very refreshing to use this limited palette in mixing the flesh tones. Since I usually paint what I see, flesh tones in actuality can be some very neutral and unexpected tones. With this palette it was all right there and simplified the process for me... eliminating some of the muckiness I have encountered when painting a portrait. I also used some Quinacridone Red for the tulips in the window as well as Prussian Blue with Cad Yellow Medium for the greens of the foliage.

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