The Painting of "Inlet Glow"
This painting is done on a 36x36 square gallery wrapped canvas coated with a layer of thick gesso to add texture.
This painting is different than many that I do because it begins with a yellow base, which I typically don't use. I begin the painting by laying in varying colors of yellow with a bit of pink. I want the overall chroma of the piece to be yellow (warm). The painting is a Tetrad (two sets of complementary colors) of yellow/violet and red/green.
Once I have some of the yellow and pink in I begin to lay in an area of consolidated cool colors across the middle of the piece. I chose as my cool colors the complements of yellow and pink which are violet and green, to complete the Tetradic color combination. I randomly choose the violets and greens, aiming for a variety of color and value as I go.
I continue to adjust the colors and values on the painting as required until I believe it to be complete.
If you'd like to learn to paint in a spontaneous and intuitive manner, check out my list of upcoming workshops: (You can view a list of 2018 workshops HERE)
- January 18-20, 2018 Forstall Art Supply, Birmingham, AL. To register contact Annette: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 205-870-0480, or visit: http://www.forstallart.com/workshops.html
- February 1-3 David M. Kessler Fine Art Studio, Winston-Salem, NC. To register contact David: email@example.com or Register Online HERE. (SOLD OUT)
- February 21-23 Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, Fort Smith, AR. To register contact Casey Seamons: firstname.lastname@example.org
- March 9-11 Arts and Design Society, Fort Walton Beach, FL. To register contact Hanna Joensuu: email@example.com.
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