Saturday, June 15, 2013

James Taylor Painting

"Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose
 Won't you let me go down in my dreams...
 And rock-a-bye Sweet Baby James."

I know, I know......James Taylor was singing about pills.  But I still like the sentiment applied to painting! 

Mixing greens on the paper instead of making a homogenized soup on your palette is much preferable.  Here I used combinations of cobalt blue and yellow ochre, cobalt blue and cad red for the rocks, and ultramarine and burnt sienna plus a hint of thalo green in various percentages for the deep greens.  Ultramarine blue and burnt sienna make a darker green than other color combinations.

This the cove out my front door here in Maine.

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