Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Jill Carver Workshop Day 2
8" x 10" oil on canvas on board
I am in Rico, Colorado taking a 5 day plein air workshop from Jill Carver. The first day of class we did value studies, which I may post at a later date. Today, we painted near town in a beautiful spot surrounded by Cottonwood trees. Our palette today consisted only of Ultramarine Blue, Cad Red Light, Cad Yellow Light and White. My personal palette is a bit more extensive than that so this was a great challenge.
--Look for color harmony throughout the painting.
--Be aware of your main motif and adjust the color palette to support it.
--Boost some colors and subdue others.
--A warm against a cool and a cool against a warm creates a "pop" in a painting.