2 acrylic and 2 oil block-ins with different palettes

I found that I couldn't get oranges or greens with naples yellow light - so swapped it out for yellow ochre light. Cad red is different from aliz crimson but it doesn't matter as much as the huge difference between phtalo and ultramarine blue. I feel cad yellow is too much. The thing about a limited palette is that is forces you to neutralized colors (grays)

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Comment by Jon Main on August 25, 2012 at 4:17

Hi, Richard - thanks for the encouragement - appreciate it a lot!

Comment by Richard Robinson on August 24, 2012 at 12:32

Great work Jon - good to see.

Comment by Jon Main on August 15, 2012 at 20:11

Thanks Elfrida - it's true that often drawings, studies, combinations, photos where you see slightly beyong the painting (around it) make a welcome change - since on the computer paintings just show up as photos - no "physicla presence" ai in a room!

Comment by elfrida schragen on August 15, 2012 at 10:22

I like this four picture study as a picture in itself.

Comment by Jon Main on August 14, 2012 at 3:42

Hi Rita, thanks for having a look at 'em!

Comment by Jon Main on August 14, 2012 at 3:42

Thanks Debbie - the difference between acrylics and oils are interesting - I use both - I think acrylics are easier to handle, but maybe tend to form some bad habits! I'm not sure that blending is a good think to overly rely on though - I guess edge softening is OK when it's deliberate... ah well

Comment by Riya on August 13, 2012 at 20:48

I like your colourstudies, I love how you tried different groups of primary colours, Wel Done, Jon!!!

Comment by debbie piro on August 13, 2012 at 15:44

yes it makes you think about things. I like the block in on the bottom left, the mountains are very good. The two finished paintings are great in their own right well done, acrylics is not always easy as I have painted with them too. The finish oil painting gives a smoother blend and I think this gives water that real water look. Maybe its just me as I've only started using oils back when we did "the pear" but good on you, I like them both. :)

Comment by Xiao Li on August 13, 2012 at 7:29

Thank you Jon.  Very nice study.  Looking forward for your final painting.

Comment by Jon Main on August 13, 2012 at 7:25

Hi Xiao Li, thanks for looking - here's the text in the order corresponding to the images,

ultrmarine blue, cadmium red light, azo yellow light                  phtalo blue, alizirin crimson, naples yellow light

ultramarine blue, naples yellow light, alizirin crimson                    phtalo blue, cadmium yellow light, cadmium red light


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