Saturday, October 30, 2010

Figurative Study

Another study done with a modern day Zorn palette. The last one was done with perylene black, which leans toward green. This one was with the traditional ivory black, which leans more toward blue. I am still trying to decide which is best. It is too soon to make a decision since this is only the second painting I have done with a version of the Zorn palette. It is so wonderful to see the range that can be achieved with only three colors, cadmium red, yellow ochre and ivory black, plus white. I have always been drawn more to tonalism than vibrant colors so I may stick with this palette for quite a while to come. The journey continues!
9"x12", original oil study, linen
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