Sunday, September 25, 2011

Limited Palette

I've said it several times this summer because I believe it;  limiting your palette will force you to concentrate more on your values.  This painting was done with yellow ochre, burnt sienna and ultramarine blue.

In addition, when making a painting of a repeated object, the further you recede, the fewer details are needed.  By the time you get to the last buoy, the eye has already figured out the shapes, and so including every detail there is not necessary.

What better subject to say "Maine" than a string of lobster buoys? 

Is this the last painting of my summer?

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