|Unmixed Tube Colors|
|Permanent Alizarin Crimson Predominant Chart|
|Winsor Lemon Predominant Chart|
So, how is this all going to come about? I've been taking Richard Schmid's advice (from his Alla Prima: Everything I Know About Painting book) and creating color charts from my carefully considered current palette, specific to the manufacturer of each color that I use, to develop a whole spectrum of colors, color combinations in value ranges from one to five. It's time-consuming and requires a great deal of concentration, but I'm learning as I do it ... and have a great guide for those future paintings in the making. So far, I have 4 charts completed of the 16 I plan to create.
These are done from the following palette:
- Transparent Earth Red (like Transparent Red Oxide), more permanent than Burnt Sienna which I used to use. (Gamblin)
- Permanent Alizarin Crimson (Gamblin)
- Quinacridone Red (Gamblin)
- Venetian Red (Gamblin)
- Cadmium Red Light (Gamblin)
- Yellow Ochre (Gamblin)
- Cadmium Yellow Deep (Winsor & Newton)
- Cadmium Yellow Pale (Winsor & Newton)
- Winsor Lemon (Winsor & Newton)
- Viridian (Winsor & Newton)
- Pthalo Green (Gamblin)
- Cobalt Turquoise Light (Winsor & Newton)
- Cobalt Blue (Winsor & Newton)
- French Ultramarine Blue (Winsor & Newton)
- Cobalt Violet (Gamblin)
- Titanium-Zinc White (Gamblin)
I'll share more about how I'm constructing the charts and some of my conclusions in future posts ... or possibly my web site. (I'll let you know.) So more to come...
I took the photos of my first couple of charts under Tungsten light ... (so the color is wrong) ... since the sun went down before I could photograph them. I'll replace them with less blurry, truer color versions ... again, sometime soon. In the meantime, ignore all the screwy things about this glimpse into my project. Please.
For those following my house renovation news, we now have about half of a new roof with a forecast of rain for tomorrow (yikes) and I picked -- and the painters painted -- my first wall color on the main level. Perhaps because of all these color lessons lately, I was certain (for the first time) of the color I wanted to replace the very red walls in our two-story family room. I picked ... drum roll, please ... Sherwin-Williams' Casa Blanca, a beautiful white. With a room full of windows opening to lots of trees, I now see the outdoors and our stone fireplace stands out. What a transformation!!! I left the studio many times today to stretch and stare at how pretty it is. Yea!
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