the final, if somewhat awkward, painting

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Comment by Xiao Li on June 19, 2012 at 0:10

Thank you Casey. Yes it is really very versatile of this very limited palette.  Beautiful.   I will try it sometime.  Thanks. 

Comment by Casey Toussaint on June 18, 2012 at 21:03

Hi Xiao, the Zorn palette (named after a painter) is yellow ochre, black and red, plus white for tints.  The black can look blue in this context, although apparently Zorn himself added cobalt blue sometimes, so I do too if it needs it.

Thank you for the kind comments!

Comment by Xiao Li on June 17, 2012 at 4:20

Casey,  I was checking some of your painting and realized that I have missed this workshop1 painting of yours. Very beautiful and painterly.  I want to ask you what is a Zorn palette? I am struggling with colour and would like to learn how to make it work better.  Thank you.

Comment by Casey Toussaint on September 20, 2011 at 19:07
Yes, this was a struggle for me and I think it shows. Such a wonderful learning experience though - and I used the Zorn palette with a little added blue. It's amazing how versatile such a limited palette can be.
Comment by Richard Robinson on September 20, 2011 at 15:10
I really like this. For me it's nearly there - great design and concept making it more of an abstract but there are a few areas like the sky poking between the upright branches where you could have slowed down and added some real crispness in there. Some of the darks have gotten too muddy to which loses the form. Exciting work!
Comment by Steve Bittner on September 20, 2011 at 13:24
Great interpretation.
Comment by Mary Paloma Diesel on September 19, 2011 at 23:36
I particularly like the patches of light at the bottom of the tree, and the colors you chose for them.
Comment by marilyn Bonnett on September 19, 2011 at 22:40
I love to loose painterly effect you have Casey, good one.
Comment by Oliver Ryan on September 19, 2011 at 13:51
Love the colours and how you have turned the focus to the left side  - great painting
Comment by Dirk Rampling on September 19, 2011 at 9:07
Really well done. I think you really explored the technique, again well done..


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