Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Lifeguard Hut

This is what my palette looks like at the beginning of every painting day. Minus the turquoise which I put special for the ocean.
Notice there is absolutely NO black.  You don't need black and it's actually your enemy.  Stay away from it :)
Use Burnt Umber and Ultramarine Blue if you absolutely want it but NEVER use it to darken your colour.  Use the opposite colours instead.
Ex: To darken my yellow I added blue and red to it.

Here is what the hut looks like before I paint the ocean.

A big difference it will make! 

Here is my palette at the end of the "session" 
Phthalo blue was my friend today :)

Here is the final "chef d'oeuvre"  

8 x 8
Oil on gesso canvas