Capturing the spirit of the Southwestern culture
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.
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).
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!!
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.
You know I like me some signage.
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...
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