|Seventy two colors with Viridian as the base.|
Yes, I will complete my color charting project! Today, Viridian. Tomorrow Cadmium Red Medium. Know your palette. Don't try to mix a color that doesn't exist. As the light changes, so the colors change. Advice from Schmid who stressed charting your palette. That last one dictated really working fast when out in plein air where the light changes every ten minutes or faster pending the time of day.
What continues to surprise me, as I work, is the varying degrees of saturation of the tube colors and how much, or how little, white is needed to match a value. On one of many breaks, (to keep myself sane), I took a walk into the woods. A touch of green, Viridian or otherwise, was hardly noticeable. But look at the movement in those leafless limbs, an old sculptor's delight
|Easter Woodscape, A Touch of Green. You have to look hard.|
|Then the wild daffs! Viiridian plus Yellow Ochre plus white, then Viridian with Ultramarine plus white. |
There are no daffodils pictured. I picked them all to take home, evidence I had braved the wilds.
|From the woods to our table., a lovey Spring display on Easter Sunday.|
My woods is a far cry from Seattle city life.
|I'm the one in the new Stetson rain hat--just a reflection in a shop window. I was the only one who brought a camera.|