Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Winter Trees

Notes From My Tree Journal

I've always loved painting in the winter here in Florida. We are moving into my favorite painting season now and it is flying by. I am crazy about the color of winter with it's more muted greens, rusts, wheats, and smoky blues and purples. There is a lovely palette late in the day from red and orange to the latest evening light, blue green with long shadows across the fields.

My Winter Palette:

Zinc white
Ivory Black
Cad yellow lemon
Cad Red Light
Yellow Ochre
Ultramarine Blue

My accents include:
Trans Red Iron oxide
Naples yellow
Cad orange

I will often do a painting with the basic six colors and then add a bit of an accent color to the end of the painting to make it pop.

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