Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Palette

This is a palette that I've been using for the past several years. There is no specific brand of paint that I use. As for colors, they vary depending on the painting. I place no limit on the number of colors on my palette at a given time. I may be using a limited palette with 2-5 colors, or I may have as many as 24 colors.  The following is a list of colors that I have on my painting table to choose from:

  • Titanium white
  • Titanium/Zinc white
  • Flake white
  • Naples Yellow
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Yellow Ochre Transparent
  • Hansa Yellow
  • Indian Yellow
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Cadmium Yellow Deep
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Cadmium Red Medium
  • Cadmium Red Deep
  • Cadmium Maroon
  • Alizarin Crimson Permanent
  • Quinacridone Red
  • Quinacridone Violet
  • Manganese Violet
  • Ultramarine Red
  • Cobalt Violet
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Prussian Blue
  • Phthalocyanine Blue
  • Manganese Blue
  • Phthalocyanine Green
  • Viridian
  • Chromium Oxide Green
  • Permanent Green Light
  • Sap Green
  • Terre Verte
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Burnt Umber
  • Raw Sienna
  • Raw Umber
  • Indian Red 
  • Venteitan Red
  • Van Dyke Brown
  • Ivory Black
  • Lamp Black
  • Payne's Grey
  •  a few more that slip my mind at the moment. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

"Morsel's" oil on canvas, 24" x 36"

Where else would someone eat after bowling a few games at Ambassador Lanes.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Ambassador Lanes, oil on canvas, 26" x 39"

Ambassador Lanes is a painting 22 years in the making. I used an old Ektachrome slide that I shot an of this sign in 1989 for reference. The sign is long gone. Again I used painting knives as much as possible only resorting to brushes for areas too fine to make knife work practical. This painting will be a part of a show of landscape paintings that I am having in September 2011 at BayArts.