Monday, April 27, 2009

Rt.66_OctopusCarWash

6 comments:

Sheila said...

Woohoo!!! I lovin' this. Is that cerulean blue over a burnt sienna background? You don't have to give away your secrets if ya don' wanna. I just think you're masterful with color and brushstrokes.

Tom Pohlman said...

Thanks Sheila! No secrets- especially on this painting (see the "Hap-Hazard Demo" post prior to this :>) The background is more like a deep plumb color- and the sky is all kinds of blue mixtures (yes- there is come cerulean in there).

Sally Tharp said...

Tom! I've missed your painting!! I'm so glad you are back... and so sorry to hear about your computer! I work with a very limited palette too.. just seems easier for me! When I first started I had 40-50 colors and now I just have 7. I don't know ...maybe I'm just too lazy to lay out a big palette! :) Welcome back!!

Tom Pohlman said...

Hi Sally! Thank you! I'm with you! I don't think "simple" should ever be confused with "lazy". :>) The process of mixing the right color from a limited palette doesn't really save you time in the long run (as opposed to squirting 50 dabs of color out)- but it is economical (less space in the paint box, less expense) AND... I also think it engages your mind a little more and makes every painting different/unique.

Jeb said...

You know I like me some signage.

L.Holm said...

Beautiful work as always, Tom! Worth the wait to see your paintings. Glad you're back, too.

can just picture the arms inside this car wash, too...