Sunday, October 18, 2009

Palo Duro Canyon Study I


5" x 7" oil on gessoed masonite
$75.00 + $10. s/h
contact me if interested

The next group of Palo Duro Canyon pieces are little studies that I did from photos after I got home. While on the trip I used a very limited palette, a warm and cool red, yellow, blue, sap green, and white. My palette at home has more colors and for these studies I added terra rosa, cad orange, and dioxazine violet. I got all the colors I needed on the trip by mixing the primaries. But I like the feel from more color choice.

5 comments:

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

These colors are gorgeous Pam. Love the oranges especially.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Beautiful colors Pam!

Karen said...

I have some 'convenience' colors on my palette too, and I like them. But I thought your limited palette pieces did not loose any vibrancy or harmony for lack of them. They were really gorgeous as well.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, Beautiful colors, great painting! I like hearing about your color choices, and must ask you, what are the two reds that you use in your limited color palette?

Pam Holnback said...

Thanks Debbi, Cad orange really is great for mixing w/ other colors.

Dana, Always appreciate your comments.

Karen, Thanks. We plan on traveling a lot now, and am really trying to work w/ a limited palette.

Nancy, I use aliz and cad red light, yellow ochre and cad yellow light, cobalt and ultramine blue.