Despite the dusty conditions surrounding me, I managed to lock myself in a room (keep Greta busy) and painted until I was swept away to another place. I almost took a break this week, because things are so crazy right now, but I am glad I pushed forward and went through with this painting–and a little color exercise.
I usually enjoy working with a basic palette of a handful of colors–sometimes only the primary ones–but this week, I made a conscious decision to only use three tubes of paint I don’t normally reach for (cerulean blue, permanent green deep and mudstone–a neutral tan) along with a white and black to tint. Using just three colors really helped me keep the painting tight, while allowing me to have fun mixing and discovering new hues–a pretty olive, mint, warm navy, slate blue, so many more (just look!) that make me want to use these barely-used-tubes again and again. And because all of the colors were created using the same tubes of paint, they all coordinate naturally. And that’s my idea of a good time. #artnerd
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