|'Sunflower Joy' 5x7 oil ©Karen Margulis SOLD|
|My Limited Palette|
My studio smells like oil paint today! I love it. I bought some oil paints a couple of years ago but I haven't made time to use them. I have done maybe a half dozen small paintings but I was frustrated by the learning curve. I know the only way I will get better is to paint more often. After seeing all of the wonderful oil painters at the Plein Air Convention I decided I needed to make a commitment to conquer the oils. So I am going to paint 5 small oil studies each week. I did two today so I am on my way!
I am going to make it simple....I have set up an easel dedicated to oils and I have a corner of my studio where I can leave it set up. I am also going to start with a limited palette. At the convention, Ken Auster painted with a limited palette of 5 colors and did a beautiful painting. So for today's painting I used his palette of:
- Ultramarine Blue
- Cad Yellow Medium
- Alizarin Crimson
"When using a limited palette you solve most of your problems. You can't mix the wrong color. You can just put it in the wrong place"
|My Oil set-up Easy-L Easel|
|'Marsh Magic' 5x7 oil sold|
If you would like to try Ken's limited palette I invite you to check out a facebook group called The Limited Palette Challenge. Group members are challenged to do 5 paintings with this palette and post them to the group. Ken Auster will be choosing one painting to win one of his DVDs!