Friday 12 May 2017

Restoration Project

Every now and then I decide to alter my palette as a one-off, to use colours I don't use often. It kind of shakes things up a bit as well as usefully delpeting those odd colours that I'm never really going to use often... or maybe make me reconsider the usefulness of some of those colours.

I chose this subject - found in a barn while walking near Chievely in Berkshire - because of its strong shapes. My collection of odd colours inludes a couple of vibrant oranges and orangey earth tones; here, I used Chrome Orange (hue), Pyrrole Orange and Indian Red. I thought they would work well for the different shades of rust. Continuing the odd colours theme, I picked out Phthalo Blue (red shade - I normally use the green shade) and Yellow Green. White is difficult to do without, so I included it, and there was some Rose Madder Quinacridone left on my palette, too, so that ended up in the picture as well.

Restoration Project
Oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm

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