Wednesday, November 24, 2010
More on Zorn's Palette
This painting was done exploring the simplified palette of Ivory Black, Yellow Ochre and Terra Rosa. It was totally dry brushed on a dry ground prepared with thinners and Terra Rosa to a value of 6 (white being 10). Unlike the last painting this was done in the studio using a thumbnail as reference.
The thumbnail notes were made given my regular prismatic palette. So the new palette required translation. I started with the darks, indicating the pattern loosely. Notice how bright the ground seems. That is the result of the canvas showing through.
Darks on a Mid Value Ground
This apparent contrast can confuse you easily. Painting on from my three pigments, forming a colour pool and painting with the same #10 brush (wiped, not cleaned) in a dry brush fashion, I translated warm and cool colours to go in places where they belonged. Here is the result.
Late Fall Pattern, 11x14, Oil on Canvas