• CHALLENGING COLORPosted on July 25, 2016


    Every color pigment has its own personality and some are harder to get along with than others. In fact, they seem to bully the other paints and take over my pallette.

    I was relying too much on my old friend, BURNT SIENNA, to mix flesh tones and thought I should branch out. Here's a 9"x12" oil sketch of young artist, Rowan, painted with the triad of ULTRAMARINE, ALIZARIN CRIMSON, RAW SIENNA along with WHITE.  The leftover paint turned into a mini-abstract. 

    Did I tame that Alizarin? Do you have colors that you have trouble dealing with? I'd love to know.