Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Down to two!

As I've mentioned before, I use a limited set palette for these quickie paintings that consists of white, black, yellow ochre and red. I recently read about a REALLY limited palette of just two colors so I thought that I'd give it a try...just white, burnt sienna, and ultramarine blue. With this small range to choose from, you can still get some nice warm and cool color relationships and an interesting variety of colors (a lot more than I'm showing in this one). This makes me want to play around with some other color combos!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Violin practice

I don't do too many horizontal format paintings but some subjects just work better that way.
One of the liberating aspects of these small paintings for me and one that really separates them from my professional work is just being able to leave things alone....like here, the bow and the fingers are described just enough so you know what's going on but they aren't rendered out precisely.