Wednesday, August 8, 2012

7 "Within the Summer Heat"

7 "Within the Summer Heat" 12x12 oil on board, ©Laura Gable
This ensuing series of 4 paintings was inspired by a color wheel exercise I taught to my local Cancer Center students. They were so delightfully enamored and amazed by the many combinations of color they could derive from just the 3 primaries. I explained to them, that depending on which primaries you chose, you could come up with even more options of a myriad of color.

So using a slightly dulled yellow (naples) and a brownish red (transparent red oxide), along with a brighter blue (thalo), these vineyard views showcase some interesting muted color and tones. I'm enjoying the slightly greyed greens and blues. A few other colors were allowed in, but the palette was pretty limited. Sometimes the extreme summer heat and overcast skies from our smoky air mute the colors this way. Have you observed this? Enjoy.

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