Thursday, June 27, 2013

"Crossing Grant"

6x6" oil on Gessobord
Sanchez Art Center, "50/50" #8

Every painting is an act of faith. I'm finding that especially true with these little cityscapes. You have to have faith that if you keep going and trust your instincts the painting will probably work out. I think it was Richard Schmid who said you should be able to stop at any point during the painting and it would look good. Interesting idea, but that certainly isn't how it works for me.


Marla said...

I love that cool, light green on the edges. Is it Gamblin Radiant Green?

Michael Chamberlain said...

Thanks Marla! The light green is primarily a mixture of Utrecht Pthalo Blue (Green Shade) and Utrecht Yellow Ochre.

Marla said...

I love it. It's just a hint, not dominant at all, but it brightens the whole painting and makes it very lively.

I've heard good things about Utrecht. I use Lukas 1862, which I find are very good quality for the price. May try some Utrecht and see.