Posts That Discuss Color Palettes

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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Some Fall Studies - Exploring Color in the Fall Landscape

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Fall Study I. 5x10, oil on linen panel. 2016 Fall Study 2. 5x10, oil on linen panel. 2016 These are a couple of studies I've done to explore some ideas for a new painting. I'm trying to create something that will fit a frame that's currently on an older, unsold work. Since I had some opportunity to...

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Color Design Using a Sub Set of the Palette

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Color chart for secondary and tertiary mixtures of phthalo blue, alizarin permanent, cad orange, cad yellow medium Sometimes when preparing to start a painting I have to put more thought than usual into the selection of colors. I've just started a small figurative painting of a child ...

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