|Primary Palettte, 5'x 7"|
The next day I tried his earth tone palette of Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Chromatic Black, and White. This was a challenge! It was impossible to get the colors that were actually in the landscape but at least the values were right. I was surprised at how blue the Chromatic Black was when I added White. But when mixed with the Yellow Ochre for green it worked more like Ivory Black and produced an olive green that really wasn't what I was going for.
|Earth Tone Palette, 5"x 7"|
Then I tried a spilt primary palette of one cool and one warm of each primary. I used Cadmium Lemon Yellow for a cool yellow and Cadmium Yellow Medium for a warmer yellow. Cadmium Red Light was my warm red and Alizarin Crimson was my cool red. I used both Ultramarine Blue (warm) and Cerulean Blue (cool), and White.
|Split Primary, 4"x 6"|
This last painting was late afternoon and I had intended to concentrate on the reflections but the wind wouldn't cooperate. So I tried to do a closer view of the houses and I added Thalo Green to my palette. I like Thalo Green and Alizarin Crimson to make rich darks but I think I got carried away with them and got too dark.
|Split Primary w/ Thalo Green, 4'x 6"|