Friday, April 2, 2010

Apple on Glass Plate SOLD

This just goes to show you what happens when the color note of the background doesn't turn out the way you want. I like the apple well enough to not wipe it out though. I've been working with a very limited palette and find that sometimes it is a real challenge. The palette is Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Lemon, Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson and White. The one thing that I dislike about my paintings to date is that they are all so pastel. I thought that by limiting my palette amd concentrating on developing new colors from a few might help me over the hump. My problem is how to deepen the colors.


Carol Schiff Studio said...

Linda, your pastelness is what has made your paintings unique to me! But, I know how it is anoying when you want to change something and cannot. I too have a problem with using too much white and constantly remind myself to mix colors without it, adding just a little to change the value after I get the hue correct. White is very cool so I try to mix using cream or yellow/orange hues instead of white. Oh! maybe it would help you to put a few more of those hues on your palette. Good luck!

Angela Elledge said...

I love this little still life and happen to really like the pastel quality of it. Love the concentric lines radiating around the subject; just beautiful!

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