Great colors and strokes. Love it.
Another nice one. Good color harmony.
Thanks for the comments! And thanks Anne for spotting my typo on available paintings!
You are welcome...just enjoying your work so much!!! Great simplicity and color harmony. Would you share your palette with us?
My palette is pretty simple, lots of commonly used colors. Cadmium Yellow Lemon, Cadmium Yellow Light, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Dioxazine Purple, Ultramarine, Cerulean Hue and Titanium White. I use all Utrecht paints. Sometimes I'll squeeze out a bit of Yellow Green when I need to get a light green that is really saturated. As for the Cerulean Hue, I know a lot of teachers/books will tell you to stay away from "hues" but the pigments used in Cerulean Hue are Phthalo Blue and Zinc White. I love Phthalo but it's so powerful, it seems to get in and on everything! It's nice to have it toned down a bit with white.
You are saying alot in a very minimal way and I love it. So hard sometimes to just put the brush down!!
I love this painting and your palate. Can't wait to take a class from you.
Very nice composition, Michael. I love the brightness of the yellow above the darkness under the piers. Wonderful contrast.
Thank you Mike for the generous listing of your palette. I agree on the Phthalo so will try the hue. You really do a great job. Happy painting!
I really like this as I do everyone of your paintings. I have a question about reflections. I've heard that in reflections in water, light colors are somewhat darker and dark colors are somewhat lighter. Do you think that is true, and if it is any idea why?
Thanks Douglas... good question. I usually try to think about colors and shapes when I paint. I think it's harder if you let ideas of what you know about a subject get involved in the painting process. Having said that... It seems to me in the case of "Dipnet at Dusk" the reflections of both light and dark objects were uniformly darker and grayed down. Not sure if that's always the case. Hope that helps!
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