Sunday, September 3, 2017

Study #1 - Day 3

Study #1 - 8 x 10 oil on canvas
I have struggled for many years to find the balance between bold color & neutral. I have seen very few totally neutral paintings that grabbed my interest over the years. That said, I have often painted too bold for my personal taste. Part of the reason I accepted the 30 for 30 challenge posed by artist Leslie Byrd Saeta was to challenge myself to paint with more neutrals & to neutralize color without having it lose its impact. Here I have painted a study for a larger painting using lots of grey & soft blues. The orange used here is heavily neutralized & still has a lot of impact in this painting.
available on my ETSY page

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