Sunday, January 15, 2012

"Delicate Grays" --- Sold

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I use this painting to practice the variation of subtle gray colors. The vase and the mug are slightly different in color. I used ultramarine blue, cad orange and white as my core gray and shifted that gray into yellow, blue, and purple by mixing with corresponding colors. I feel satisfied with this one. The value maybe a little dark, but in general I see progress.

In my yesterday's post I mentioned the failure I had. I didn't mean the painting wasn't working, but it was my theory. I thought I could use terre verte and ultramarine violet to mix a purplish gray, but it was not a good choice. The color could not get dark value. Having wrong theories is very common in research. That is why experiments are so important.

3 comments:

graziano tessarolo said...

Beautiful. It reminds me Giorgio Morandi...

Carrie said...

I think using the transparent paints will give you truly dark values. I agree with Graziano this is Morandi like! Beautiful!

Leslie Bishop said...

Very, very nice! The grays give the little swipes of color above the mug handle and on the vase bottom and right a subtle 'zing.'