Wednesday, March 13, 2013

My ongoing oil painting journey...

Still cold and gray here in Maine. Such a contrast to the colors I mix on my palette which is a good balance for what I see out the windows. Bright colors just make me happy. 
One of the most important things I have learnined is not using black paint, but creating the darkest darks by using Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson and Phthalo Green.

Down East Sunrise
10" x 10" oil on deep wood panel 

Great Blue Heron
10" x 10" oil on deep wood panel


Anonymous said...

Try ultramarine and burnt sienna. They give together a rich, very dark grey. Carin.

ana said...

Bellos colores los que has plasmado. Dan alegría
Cierto que en pintura no se utiliza el color negro puro, es una de las primeras lecciones que nos enseñan, cuando empezamos.
Me gusta la frescura que reflejan tus cuadros. Un saludo

Aisha Williams said...

Nice! In the first painting, I love how the warm colors of the sky work well with the blue of the ocean. This is definitely not a usual sight in Maine, but as an artist, it’s our job to interpret the world through our own lens. We see things differently, and that’s what makes our works special.

Aisha Williams