I’ve been continuing doing little still life oil paintings. I’ve limited my palette to force myself to learn more about mixing colors. I’ve always been lazy about that. My current palette includes Titanium White, Ivory Black, Ultramarine Blue, Pthalo Blue, Cad Red Med, Cad Red Light, Alizaron Crimson, Cad Yellow Light, Indian Yellow, Yellow Ochre and Paynes Gray.
I’ve always loved and depended on Sap Green but I’m mixing all my greens now. It’s pretty challenging to get exactly the color I’m after. Other colors I’m missing are Prussian Blue, Burnt Sienna and Burnt Umber.
The other thing I’ve always struggled with in studio painting is lighting. I like to have fairly dramatic light on the subject but that makes it difficult to light the canvas and palette. I’d appreciate hearing how others have solved this problem.
I did this little postcard this morning to write a note to a friend.