I bought this gorgeous little Easter basket with a frilly netting around the top. I'm not usually taken by such things but I just fell in love. I kept this painting as fresh as possible using a limited amount of strokes and keeping the color clean. I used a limited palette consisting of Cobalt Blue, Cad Red Med, Cad Yellow Lt, Titanium White and Ivory Black. I appreciate using a limited palette for a number of reasons. I believe there is more color harmony and you really stretch yourself to mix color.
This is the area where my husband and I picnic each year at Thanksgiving. It is a very pretty lush area overlooking the exspanse of salt marsh. I in particular wanted to capture the exotic feel of the thick underbrush and dense canopy of this sheltered area.
This is another in the series of Salt Marsh paintings from the land near Edisto Beach. In this particular painting I wanted to keep the brushwork gestural and lay down as few strokes as necessary to depict the landscape. Once again I am using a limited palette of Cad Yellow Med, Vermilion, and Ultramarine Blue. I also used Titanium White and Ivory Black.
This past fall (Thanksgiving Day) my husband and I made our annual outing to Edisto Beach to have a picnic lunch. The weather was phenomenal and the salt marshes were alive in their fall colors. We snapped some photos for me to work from.
I used a limited palette in this painting. I used Cobalt Blue, Cad Red Medium, Yellow Ochre, and Titanium White with a smidge of Ivory Black. Oh yes, and a teeny bit of Lemon Yellow to capture the sunlight on the tips of the grasses. I really prefer a limited palette because it requires that you search for color. I think it makes a very harmonious painting.
These days have been days of intense experimentation. I reserve judgement until I delve a little deeper. I really thought long and hard about this paiting and decided that it needed much more work. I worked a little with the composition and the drawing and reworked the color. I really like this painting now.
I used a very limited palette for this painting. Sarah Sedwick posted a palette called the Zorn Palette that consisted of Titanium White, Ivory Black ( this was the black I chose), Cadmium Red, and Yellow Ochre. I loved the nearly full range of colors that you could achieve. I will paint this still life next with a palette that I usually use.