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Old 03-25-2011, 02:21 PM
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Re: What do you do with three colors & white

CoutureJ, I just looked at your color wheel. Now I have a headache.
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Re: What do you do with three colors & white

I know what you mean hal It gave me a headache doing it. lol

To think... I'm actually still working on a CMYK version. I'm so into the color theory portion of painting I wonder when I'll actually start a painting. I wasn't satisfied with these results as they looked off that I continued to research. Now hands on mixing as well as more digital charts to try and pinpoint the elusive properties of color. Mostly trying to get the complementary colors down for mixing.

Sometimes I think my mind is way too scientific to be a true artist.
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Re: What do you do with three colors & white

Great thread, I practice this challange a lot. Still I often need just a little bit of 1 extra shade.

These are from a bigger series ('snapshots'). small panels (15 x 20 cm). Underpainting is done in 1 earth tint and white, and a lot of it shines through.
the first one is burnt siena and white, indigo and quinacridone rose over it.




The one below is a cheat (it has 5 shades)
caput mortuum and white, over that indigo, quinacridone rose (just a hinge), burnt umber (bushes below)
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Evelien glad to have you joining in. I'm glad you enjoy this thread. I felt it had merit for us to see what other artists do with three colors and white. Your pieces are lovely.

My winter scene is almost cheating since it doesn't require much color. 11 by 14 inch gouache on watercolor canvas. Primary red, primary yellow deep, cobalt blue and titanium white.

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Evelien, beautiful paintings!

Hal, I love it! The whole painting is wonderful but especially noticed how well your pine trees are done. Do you use a fan brush? I blow a landscapes so always on the lookout for tips.
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Thank you Couturej.

No I don't use a fan brush. All my paintings are done with flat brushes unless I just have to use a round. The pines were done with either a 3/8 or 1/2 inch flat. I just dab the tip around in an arching shape.
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Hal, those are nice rich browns you mixed and good value range from very low to high.
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Hal, those are nice rich browns you mixed and good value range from very low to high.
By contrast, the warm browns set off the coldness of the snow and the blue shadows. Very effective painting. I would like it hanging on my wall, but I wouldn't want to actually be there. Brrrrrr!
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Thank you Richard and Sid.
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Hal, Thank you for the explanation on how you did you pine trees. You're the best. Thank you also for starting this thread I'm really enjoying it.
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Lately I've been doing all my paintings with the "Artist's Primary Palette" of red, yellow, blue, green and white.

However, I revived my Zorn palette for a demo painting last weekend. (red, yellow, black and white)



Admittedly, the sudject didn't demand a lot of color.
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Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Azo Yellow, and Zinc White.



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Crista, your work is absoultely fantastic. Thanik you for contributing.

Your palette worked perfectly.
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Wow csforest, you must be doing a lot of mixing before you start! Love your colors, amazing how natural your work looks.

Halthepainter, great zen quality. All the unnecessary left out. Very effective brushing. There seems to be blue in the water, is that just optical? (I love it when that happens)
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Hello csforest

I am amazed. Beautiful work. dor
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