Sunday, January 29, 2017

Tube Boy

Tube Boy, 6x6" oil, ©Diane Mannion

1/29/2017
3 Color Experiment
#29 of 30/30

NAPLES YELLOW PALE               RED IRON OXIDE             ULTRAMARINE BLUE

Painted with limited palette of Naples Yellow Pale, Red Iron Oxide (RIO), and Ultramarine Blue.  Burnt sienna would work just as well, almost the same as RIO but a bit less transparent.

Found a great range of values, and warm and cool hues.  RIO and Naples Yellow Pale made great skin tones with a touch of blue to darken.  Naples Yellow Pale and Ultramarine Blue for wonderful water.

Naples Yellow Pale acted like a warm white giving the painting an even glow.  Kept my brush out of the Titanium white which is a cold white.

Underpainting with RIO which was completely dry before adding next layers.
Second layer
 Mid-values blocked in so final lights of pure Naples Yellow Pale would pop!
I still haven't gotten around to making those famous Richard Schmid color charts (will someday) but this painting experiment was a good way to learn the range of these three colors (and more fun).

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