Monday, October 18, 2010

Journal 02 - Thumbs Up - Studies 01

I tried to get into plein air more and found it pretty difficult to make color choices. I stumbled upon a tutorial on Erik Tiemens website about oil painting. He said to first start just copying John Singer Sargent's pieces in Black and White and then using Burnt Umber and Prussian Blue. I didn't do that at all, but I thought it meant simplifying color with just cools and warms, and so I began painting with that pallette. I found it helpful as it trained me to develop my senses of cools and warms, especially in the greys.

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