I no longer post to my blog, but it contains several years worth of short articles I've written regarding various painting tips, thoughts, and inspiration for pastelists and oil painters. I began the blog in 2011 simply as a resource for students I taught at my studio at the time. I stopped posting in 2018, but even though I've grown in my artistic journey since then, much of what I've shared here is still relevant, and therefore I've kept it visible for anyone who cares to skim though it.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Spring Morning Sunlight, oil, 14 x 11
A couple of local artist friends of mine who attended the Plein Air Convention started the Limited Palette Challenge, which is based on the five colors that Ken Auster used on the amazing painting he demonstrated at the convention. The five colors are black, white, cadmium yellow medium, alizarin crimson, and utramarine blue. I've been busy with lots of other commitments since I returned from the convention a week and a half ago, but have been very eager to try out this limited palette, especially after seeing so many wonderful paintings already completed by other artists for this challenge. I finally had the opportunity to go out painting with a friend this morning to a beautiful location in Alpharetta, GA. I was happy with the results of this palette, and will be excited to try it some more!