Sunday, October 17, 2010
limited palette, Andrew Wyeth and vitamins
Andrew Wyeth had a habit, a wonderful habit, he painted every morning for 50 years. "I'm like a prostitute," he once said, "I'm always on duty."I definitely understand this idea of being on duty since I don't feel "right" unless I have had my vitamin.
This is a studio work done from my many plein air studies in this field (see paintings below.) I kept a limited palette- 4 colors and white- garnet red, viridian, ultramarine blue, and indian yellow. All 4 colors are transparent.
Andrew Wyeth was once asked,"What makes painting a good work of art?" He replied, "Some artist think every work they do is a work of art, I say keep working and you may produce a work of art" I will keep working.
I toast this man...he was the king of vitamins.