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10x12, Oil on mounted linen. This is in late afternoon looking into the sun under very cold conditions. Limited colors to titanium white, mars black, yellow ochre, light red oxide and a very small touch of cobalt blue.
Tags: Desert, Mexico, New, winter
Favorite of 4 people
Hey Damien.......one of those kinda sunny.....sorta not.....diffused sunlight......I think you captured it well.....The shadows reflecting the kind of day and sky........Cold!!!!!!! Good Winter Painting.......
Yup. Hard to stand still for an hour and steady your shivering so you can aim your brush. Sure beats working in a warm office though.
beautiful painting Damien, the choice of color was just right to convey the south western landscape in February.
Thanks Cecile and Lynne. Alot of muted tones this time of year but still a real challenge to get it even close to being right.
I love your work when you get it down to this monochromatic palette you have going on here. Really good work.
in effect, a Zorn palette...
I add a bit of Fr Ultramarine blue to my black when playing with this palette...as the black in Zorn's day had more blue content. It holds to a marvelous harmony and control...and mastering the values leads to great results as this painting here. Very nice, Damien....
Thanks Don and Larry. It's amazing what can be done with that simple palette and it almost automatically results in harmonious and naturalistic color especially here in the desert. It's a good choice when you need to recalibrate your color sense and and when in a rush. Thanks for pointing out Zorn. I will read up on what he did.
beautiful and cold looking too!
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