Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Color, Color, Color

Please pardon my absence - I get so into things and forget to organize a posting. 

I've been on a break from painting recently.  I went off taking new photos, carving pumpkins, cleaning house.  When I got back to the real world, I felt this need to go buy some new paint colors I read about and ended up getting a few acrylic colors to play around with different grounds.  I usually paint on black.  Time to try something different.  It relieves the boredom and sometimes something new and unusual happens as a result.

Here are the acrylic colors I chose ....



An acidy green, white, a lipsticky red, a wine tone, Indian Yellow and an aqua I had already.

And I just went to town mixing...




Then I loosely painted the acrylic on white, pre-gessoed panels....



I favor warm grounds, but included some purples and cool blues.

Speaking of new colors, Gamblin came out with these wonderful, yummy colors I know I'll use avidly...




From left to right - Portland Warm Grey, Portland Cool Grey, Green Gold, Warm White and Cool White. 

I must have 6 different brands of Green Gold and I love them all.  I find it essential for tinting skin tones, grass greens and beach sand.  Yummy.

If you're ever in need of new enthusiasm with painting, I suggest buying some new colors and start mixing up something new on your palette.

Paint On!