9x8 oil on black canvas
Work in Progress.
A more decorative style painting
with a brighter palette.
This is a demo of the same limited palette
as in the last two posts
Ultramarine Blue with Phthalo Blue
Alizarin Perm with Magenta.
First, I paint right on the front of
the clear glass jug
with my Phthalo blue and then a
bit of the yellow to make it greener
for another layer in the middle.
Why?...because I didn't
have anything in the right color
large enough to hold the peonies.
Painted front of a clear glass jug
A quick block-in
This is not going to work but I did not
know it yet. The changes I ended up
making are pretty obvious.
See a few of the new color charts below.
This is still based on the previous
limited palette but replacing the
Ultra blue and Alizarin.
Sometimes, what you need/want to paint
cannot be managed with just one
If you are painting near the coast for
example, the aqua of the water
will need a green/blue.
Lively spring greens have a freshness
which the red in the Ultramarine blue
neutralizes too much.
To make clear purples the Phthalo needs
a cooler red than the Alizarin so a substitute
with the Magenta works perfectly.
Cad Yellow light
Of the two limited palettes the majority
of artists making them preferred this one.
Most likely because we live in a very sunny climate
with lots of Turquoise and earth colors.
They also found that different brands make