This warehouse is very near one of the other sketches I did recently.
I found another comfortable loading dock to sit on and had a pleasant hour sketching this warehouse. Occasionally a jogger or two would come by ruining the whole industrial thing and, to my mind, foretelling the future redevelopment of this area. There are lots of new townhouses and ‘lofts’ nearby.
I’m continuing to do small oil sketches using a limited palette. I’m sticking, for the most part, to alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, pthalo blue, cadmium yellow med, indian yellow and titanium white. I’m frustrated particularly with making cool blacks. I’ve resorted to using pthalo green and prussian blue a couple of times. I used to rely on prussian blue and sap green to make a favorite cool dark.
A comment on his blog from Elio Camacho warned against relying exclusively on adding compliments to a mix to create greys. I think that’s another weak point in my work.