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Old 10-27-2019, 11:21 PM
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Re: Your Perspective on a Muted vs Saturated Color Scheme?

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Don and Delo,

Thank you, you've introduced a technique I've never heard of before, using one base color as a mix to all other colors to create a very unified look. Is there a term for this? How do you keep it from looking like mud? (Although, I suppose that is part of what I'm going for with a muted color scheme.)

I already block everything in using a basic wash, usually of burnt sienna, and then - if I remember! - lay a light scumble of my basic lights and darks, but this is a new concept to me. It sounds promising.

And Don, I'm so flattered about what you said about my landscapes! I appreciate it very much. Landscapes are very, very new to me.

A video about "mother color" by Dianne Mize:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoJ0bgj3EdM&t=4s
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Re: Your Perspective on a Muted vs Saturated Color Scheme?

Great conversation! robert Hagen uses the mother color concept as well.

Your landscapes are not too colorful to my eyes.
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Re: Your Perspective on a Muted vs Saturated Color Scheme?

I second the Limited Palette.

It really helps me because I CAN'T mix that color there; maybe it turns out muddy---but I've learned to not call it mud. It's Neutral.
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Re: Your Perspective on a Muted vs Saturated Color Scheme?

It might be beneficial to paint a few grayscale or monochromatic paintings to help get your eyes past the colors and focus on tonal values, shapes and techniques.
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Re: Your Perspective on a Muted vs Saturated Color Scheme?

I think you have a good eye for colour. That first landscape which I presume is yours is an excellent essay in muted colours. The Kobayashi studies are interesting. The only crit I'd have is that the sky you toned down in the hill landscape could have been left a bit more saturated.
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