Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Day 22 30 in 30 Challenge

Leslie's 30 in 30 Challenge

 20 x 20
Oils on cloth covered corrugated cardboard

Another view of Bella...  This did not come out as I wanted.... scraped it down and started again..but it still needs work... too wet to work on and tomorrow off to class.  So this will be in the pile for tweaking!!!

Oils on cloth covered corrugated cardboard using a palette knife...A little about the cloth... this is a type of cloth used  by dressmakers to test out patterns... Its a loose weave and not bleached..   I had made curtains for my daughter and had left overs.... Glued it to the cardboard and then pasted around the back.  I coated them with 1-2 coats of gesso....

The color palette... I am using a limited color palette usually consisting of the 3 basic colors  : red blue and yellow.  I usually mix my own chromatic black using ultramarine blue and raw umber.  In this painting and yesterday's ... and the next one I tried using Indigo blue instead... not so sure I like it... The red I used here is Venetian red and made some interesting oranges and pinks... the yellows I used were lemon yellow, cadmium yellow light, yellow ochre, the blues were Ultramarine blue, Prussian blue and Indigo .  The format was toned with Naples yellow.

Comments and critique most welcome!!!


Meredith Adler said...

I think just a few strategically placed darks and you will be finished! I hope you post it again...try to keep the glowing look you have with it right now...lots to like about this one as will have to be careful not to add too much at a time!

Carol Edan said...

Just got in from J... and the 3 latest are on my easel... just some bight yellow/orange and dk brown should pick it up.... also fix face and beak!!! ....