Tuesday, January 29, 2013

More Color Studies

25 of 30
I've done quite a few color studies recently (not all as detailed, neat, and with as many colors and values as the most recent one based on Sargent.)  This was the one I did before the Painted Desert piece.  

26 of 30
These colors are based on the warms in many of Sorolla's paintings.

27 of 30
These are based on a snow painting by Frank LaLumia (he used to live in Santa Fe, but now lives in southern Colorado.)

I'll be using all of these color charts in upcoming paintings.  Maybe it's stretching it to be using these in the 30 in 30 challenge.  But, as I've said, I decided to make the challenge fun and to work for me.  


Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Good for you. Love it. I especially like the last color study - makes for a very interesting palette. I recently added 3 colors to mine and it feels like a new world has opened. ;-)

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, so ambitious, and admirable! It takes a lot of effort and patience to do this, and is such an important practice!

CrimsonLeaves said...

I just find it interesting to read of how you work as an artist. I should take notes.

Pam Holnback said...

Thanks to all of you. Another great thing about this is that when I do get to the painting, it becomes easy to mix big piles of these color values and then the painting seems to just flow.