notes for painting students
First, let me apologize for being absent for so long.
I teach tomorrow and my son, Piper, has asked that I post the notes I make for the students here, just in case there may be readers who would like them. So here are the notes Piper, brief though they are, for class tomorrow morning. I plan to talk about a limited palette as a way to move from the tonal exercises we’ve been doing into color.
Exercise: color mixing/ limited palette
Below are examples of some colors mixed using a limited palette. Wade Shuman introduced me to
this palette when I was a student. He called it a “ dead palette”.
Below are illustrations for my students of a sketch ( the last of our garden tomatoes) using this limited palette.
Yellow ochre, functions as a yellow
Cold black, functions as a blue
Red iron oxide (earth red), functions as a red