Here's a change of subject, painted in a limited palette. I have discovered that of my paintings, the ones I usually like the least are those that muddle in the middle. Meaning, the value range is narrow and there aren't extreme lights and darks. Sometimes, that's great to evoke a certain mood. In this painting, I was aware that the scene would be mostly in the middle, but I tried include the dark and light accents. Do they offer enough contrast and interest? I'll give this some thought (and maybe play with it on my computer, to see). On to the next!
Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
We've been getting so much snow here, just north of Boston. The piles outside are at least 4 feet high! This is a memory painting of sorts...remembering the snow, but taking liberties with the landscape. Much more on the way...snow, I meant. But I could do more paintings of it. Why not? : )
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Why, you ask? Why another truck with eggs? Because, I'm learning!
I think the drawing here is more accurate and perhaps the composition feels more comfortable than my original 12 x 12" painting (still to come in it's finished state). I was more aggressive in the colors I used—there's more contrast in the lights and darks of the eggs and the blue background is more saturated. I'm not saying it's better overall, just stating what's different. Do stay tuned, if you dare, to see the final 12 x 12" painting. I'll post new paintings after this, for a change of subject. Whew.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
I discovered Kathryn Townsend, www.kathryntownsend.blogspot.com, who's been creating wonderful paintings using a limited palette, based on Peggy Kroll Roberts' dvds: http://www.krollroberts.com/index.html. Kathryn's observations about what she's learning are also interesting. I love that I'll be able to paint still lifes while learning about color in a more systematic way. If you have ideas on how to learn more about color, feel free to share. I hope the links I've included here work!