GALLERY IV: THE ANCIENT PALETTE

ANCIENT PALETTE SERIES 

These painting use an ancient palette: Black or Payne’s Gray, Yellow, Red and White. These four colors create a unified color scheme and a broad range of color when mixed. I have chosen to use Payne’s Gray instead of black. Payne’s Gray is often black mixed with Ultramarine blue. Further, I am experimenting with three brands of Payne’s Gray.

Daniel Smith, which has the least blue cast, Sennelier is the most blue and Windsor Newton falls in the middle.

Payne's Gray samples. Left to right: Windsor Newton, Daniel Smith, Sennelier

Payne’s Gray samples. Left to right: Windsor Newton, Daniel Smith, Sennelier

The experimentation began with an idea in our painting class for our student show at SSCC. Roads was our theme and we decided that each of us would use the same  (ancient) palette. I have decided to stick with it for a while, varying the red and yellow hues. It is immensely satisfying and the range of color is fantastic. So far I have painted out the color palettes below to determine the color ranges I can create. There is a lot of room for experimentation.

Ancient palettes using  Payne's Gray

Ancient palettes using Payne’s Gray

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s