Thursday, September 23, 2010


Color Study
6" X 8" Oil on Panel
I had some ideas about color that I wanted to try out so this is the result of last nights color study. I like trying things out on small panels like this to see what works and what needs work. I've been using Utrecht oil paints lately and am pushing some of the color mixes with it to see how it handles. Utrechts Cadmium Yellow Light has turned out to be a really great yellow to work with. The Ultramarine Blue and Alizarin Crimson have worked out perfect too.


  1. Oh I LOVE how you handled the colors and values on the trees on the left. Beautiful! And the rusty foreground is gorgeous, too. I agree, working small is so helpful in working out what works and doesn't. Wish I had more time to devote to that myself!

  2. Hi Christine,
    Painting the trees was a lot of fun like...they always are. Pushing the grasses darker and those dark ochres were one of the things I was trying out. Glad you like it. I think we both could use more time to get things done in many projects and so little time.

    Thanks a bunch Christine....hope you are looking forward to your Texas trip.