This is the 4th piece in the challenge and yes, I know it is day 8! Don't forget that I did some sketches too.
It's amazing how wrong things can go with painting when I am not thinking straight! Too tired or ideas are crossed, etc. For the above piece, I started with two different ideas and the wrong set of colors. I have learned lately that for me, fewer colors are better. I vacillate between having the right colors premixed in tubes (sort of a colorist approach) or mixing what I want from the primaries (a warm and cool of each). I do know that today, I set the painting aside to go on my walk. I was quite frustrated and decided that I would take one last look at things when I got home. I decided to simplify my palette down to cerulean blue, pyrole orange and cad yellow medium. Those are some very warm colors but it helped to just have a few. That orange has a very cool undertone to it actually. It helped. This feels like a Libby landscape-my take on what I see everyday in my little World of Calaveras:)
OK, I have a day off tomorrow but will be back on Saturday. The reception for the River Reflections project is on Saturday and so I hope to go check that out. we'll see.
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