A different triadPosted: October 21, 2013
A little shakeup took place on my palette today. I don’t know if all sketchers have the same problem but I certainly have a tendency to dip into the same wells of colour to make my mixes. Usually that includes some form of cool blue, like cobalt or ultramarine, as well as some cool yellow like Hansa or Aureolin. Today I put my usual palette aside and squeezed out some new colours for this autumn woods sketch (which I will hopefully turn into a bigger painting.) I replaced the cool blues with a warm Phthalo Blue, exchanged my greenish-yellow for New Gamboge which is much more orange, and used Carmine to complete the triad. It was liberating. And if I do turn this into a larger work I will certainly stick with this trio.