June 22, 2009

Walking with Umbrella

Acrylic on Canvas Board - NFS
I've had this photo of my dad I've been meaning to paint for ages, so in honor of father's day, I did.
I've been having trouble with mixing colors and my palette in general lately, so I took a look back at Kevin Macphearson's book "Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light and Color" and it finally hit me. I'm going back to basics and only using 3 colors (cadmium red, cadmium yellow, ultramarine blue) and white.
I don't even remember how I wound up with my mixed up selection of colors, but after the last workshop and the frustration I had doing those vegies for DSFDF, I've decided I'd better learn how to mix my own colors from now on.

1 comment:

Carol Horzempa said...

The first thing that caught my eye was the color! You did this with three colors! Great Job!