Morning Color Study
Tuesday May 9, 2023
View from my room
Quick sketch from my bedroom window. Trying to work on color.
- Ultramarine Blue
- Lemon Yellow
- Yellow Ochre
- A very small amount of Cad. Red to grey down trees in the front.
I’m finding that the key to non-muddy colors is to actually use less color. I’ve noticed that most good paintings have only one dominant color. This split complementary palette of cool yellow, warm yellow, blue seems to do a pretty good job at preventing me from mixing mud. The tiny amount of Cad Red is a nice utility for muting certain colors without changing the value too much. I think if anything were to show as actually red though it would look real bad.