I did another Container painting:
Again, the rules for this from patternsthatconnect:
This time I fractured the rules even further by using two colors for the wash that was the first ground, and continuing with two colors in pairs for the main part of the painting (step 3). When the reds and yellows started mixing on the canvas into icky baby-poop browns instead of the stunning, sunset-like oranges I wanted, I quickly I decided ‘two colors’ had been a mistake. But I let it dry and continued later without mixing on the canvas, and it worked out ok in the end. Finally I left the rails completely and finished it off with some red and yellow mark making.
While working on this I finally found a shade of red that I like! 🙂 Pyrrole Red! Woo! Maybe I should do a painting using only my favorite colors — Pyrrole Red, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow Light, Brilliant Blue, Light Aqua Green, Bright Green, and Phthalocyanine Green. Maybe some black too. That would have to look awesome!
I’ll finish this post with an invitation to a painting challenge! I would love to see what you would create from these guidelines. Yes you. To call out just a few of you specifically:
- Brian of Cherry Blue Salt
- TLS (if you don’t paint, use Paddy (that’s her iPad — lol))
If you feel like painting this way, I would love to see your interpretations!
- Jenna of The Cozy Red — this strikes me as a great way to get started with abstraction, which I think you mentioned you’d like to do! C’mon, it’s one painting. It need not derail your oil painting class. 🙂
- Rob — this strikes me as a great way to get started with painting, which I think you mentioned you’d like to do! C’mon, it’s one painting. It need not derail your photographic endeavors. 🙂 This is a good way to start.
Lets paint!! 🙂