I drew the shape of a color wheel and instead of placing colors in the segments I wrote down the names of items I had around the house - kitchenwares and foods. I started with secondary colors of green, violet and orange. I had a head of lettuce and it looked like it could stand up to being painted for a couple of days, the other items followed. Now when I say "What should I paint?", I can look at my chart and think about color combinations with actual objects in mind.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
When I haven't painted in a while I like to create color charts. I do this to get back into the painting mindset. Today I created this color wheel based on a warm and cool of the three primary colors. The colors used were a mix of Cadmium Lemon Yellow and Cadmium Yellow Medium, then Cadmium Red Medium, Permanent Rose, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue and White. The outside ring is the primaries, then tints of those colors and then complements of the tints. Generally, color wheels are created with the three primaries that tend not to lean, but I wanted to demonstrate how these colors work together. I like how they work and even their grayed-down complements are beautiful.
Thursday, June 6, 2019
I'm proud that my painting Bag on Paper has been chosen as one of 50 works of art for this year's Fence Show Select Exhibition at The Arts Center of the Capital Region.
The show will run from June 17th to July 7th.
The reception is June 28th from 5-9 during Troy Night Out
All are welcome.