Monday, January 14, 2008

January 14, 2008 Winter Thaw 2

8x11, pastel on board, $100. plus tax and ship
Last night I dreamed about split complementary color palettes and the river. I woke up knowing what to paint. I began by rubbing the board (already covered with marble dust and binder) with an orangey red (cad red) under painting in oil. After a quick dry (with a blow drier) I added the complementary colors with pastels. Using the Quiller color wheel I have green blue as the direct opposite and viridian green and Windsor blue as its side kicks. It is extremely difficult for me to stay within a restricted palette. My urge is always there to go grab a different, forbidden color. I resisted all urges, this time.

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