Posts That Discuss Color Palettes

Plein Air With An Experimental Palette

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Weatherlea Plein Air. 9x12, oil on linen panel. 2014 A plein air painting done at Weatherlea Farm in Lovettsville, VA.  I used a palette consisting of ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson, cadmium orange and cadmium yellow medium, which is an unusual palette for me as the colors are all very stro...

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Meadow Grove Farm - A Limited Palette

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Meadow Grove. 11" x 14" oil on linen panel. 2014 I'm gearing up for the first of my summer shows:  Upperville Stable Tour, over Memorial Day weekend and the Western Loudoun Artist Studio Tour the third weekend in June. This latest painting is a landscape that I've been contemplating for a coupl...

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How to Paint Green Landscapes

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In this blog post I show some ways to paint landscapes without using out-of-the-tube greens and some strategies for using greens more effectively. The suggestions I've provided can be applied to any style of painting. ...

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Use an Analogous Color Scheme for Black and White Subjects

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Animals with black and white coloration are the hardest of all to paint. In this blog post I show some techniques for making them easier to handle....

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Avoiding Muddy Colors in a Plein Air Painting

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The spring finally caught up with me today and I got outside for my first plein air event of the year. I painted with the Plein Air Painters of Washington at Washington Park Arboretum. ...

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