Saturday, September 17, 2011

Point Lobos Studies 3 and 4

Point Lobos, Study 3, 12 x 9 in.
white, dioxazine purple, phthalo green, cadmium orange

The second painting day at Weekend with the Masters, I again spent the day with Kevin MacPherson. This time his focus was on using a (very) limited palette, to promote harmony in the painting, and to primarily teach that everything in a painting is relationships. The colors used in this first study are listed above. Seeing what color relationships we could build just using these four--and that they were not the primaries, surprised all of us, I think.

Point Lobos Study 4, 9 x 12 in.

For this next study, he gave us individual limited palette assignments. This one was done with white, my standard "black mix" (aliz., ult. blue, raw umber), cad yellow lemon, and cad red light.

-julie davis


mary maxam said...

All these wonderful trees just get better and better. I like the subdued color, which really makes one focus on shape and value.

Sadeu said...

your scenes are wonderful, Julie : )