Thursday, October 27, 2011

Seeing the light better with "Yellow" 8" x 8" oil on panel

What a dreary day outside. Cold, rain, wind. So I was drawn to the color yellow this morning. This little pitcher was, in the 60's, a promotional giveaway at Phillips 66 gas stations with a fill-up. I love painting pool balls, especially my Number 1. Since I've been away from painting for some time, I've, over the weeks, tried to figure out how I might see the color better in my set ups. What was I missing? Well, I bought some clip on lights to illuminate my palette that was looking more and more like mud as my painting progressed. Today I noticed, despite the dark weather, that I could see my colors as I mixed with a bit more clarity. But the truth of this solution will reveal itself throughout my next few paintings.


LindaHunt said...

It certainly does make a big difference...Your painting is just beautiful! So happy to see you back at the easel!!

dulcy said...

I love this one!!! Seriously, those colors are so gorgeous, and I also love the composition. Are you buried in snow, or did the storm miss you. Hope things are going well.....


Lorraine Young Pottery said...

I love finding little discoveries and then trying them out in future work. I think patience is a great gift to artists. We have to live like we will be alive forever.

Two great colors and beautifully applied!

Lorraine :-}