Friday, May 15, 2009

The Road

"The Road"
5.5 x 5.5 inches, Oil on Board, Palette Knife Painting
Available on Ebay.
When I finished painting "The Farm House" I still had a lot of paint left on my palette and some time left in the day so I painted this one. It has the same color scheme as the farm house but if you were to see the real thing you'd see so many colors. I use a limited palette when I paint - for this one I used Prussian Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow Pale, Burnt Sienna and Titanium White. I tone the canvas - this one is a gessoed board - with a mixture of burnt sienna and Cadmium Red. I should grow and try other colors and do buy a tube of this or that now and then but seem to revert back to the limited palette colors.
How about you - do you use a lot of different tubes of colors? What's your favorite color? Do you have a favorite mixture? I like Burnt Sienna with Prussian - it makes a really deep dark and when mixed with white - it makes a nice gray.
Happy Painting!!



I love it when you speak Color!

RodrigO [PortugA] said...

Very beautiful!
kiss of Brazil

Judy Mackey said...

Thank you Teri!

Sheila said...

I like how you are doing more palette painting.

I seem to always use Burnt Sienna but my favorite out of the tube color is Cerulean Blue!

Manon Doyle said...

Another beautiful painting Judy! How long does this take to dry? I've never really worked in oil so I was curious.
I seem to use the same colors also! One of my favorites is Quinacridone/Nickel Azo Gold!

Judy Mackey said...

Hi Rodrigo - thanks!
Sheila - palette is my first love so I guess I keep going back to it. I love Cerulean too - but since I'm stuck on Prussian right now - a little yellow and white makes a really nice cerulean. : )
Manon - Reds and Yellow take FOREVER (it feels) to dry. Of course it depends on the thickness of the paint but usuall the blues can be touched after 24 hours and the reds and yellows can take up to 10 days...I mix a little medium - Liquin or Archival Gel to hurry the drying process - it really helps cut the drying time. I've heard that quinacridone is a hard color to photogrpah - have you come across that?

Manon Doyle said...

It probably is Judy. I don't know if it's the color or my terrible picture!

r garriott said...

Great post and a fun painting. I love that were able to use the leftovers!

I used to use lots of colors but mostly now use two sets of primaries (one each or cool and warm yellow, red, and blue): Cad. Yellow Lemon and Medium, Cad. Red Lt. and Primary Magenta, Ultramarine Blue and Cobalt Teal, plus white. I have no idea how to use earth colors and for the most part avoid them.

My favorite mixing color is currently the cobalt Teal. One of my favorite out of the tube colors is Schminke Cinnabar Green (a lovely transparent blue-green); but sadly, it has been discontinued. No other brand comes close.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Hi Judy,

Wow, beautiful work. Love the colors

Filomena de Andrade Booth said...

"On the road again...", love it!

I guess that little "kick" I gave you the other day worked! Keep it up, your work is great!


Judy Mackey said...

R - Cobalt Teal sounds interesting! Must look into it!
Fil - yes, I need a kick in the butt sometimes!! What are friends for if not for a kick now and then?
Joan - Thank You!!
Manon - Aaargggh I have gotten so many tips on photographing my paintings and I have two cameras and yet - it is so difficult...sometimes I think I hurry too much and want to take photo right after I finish painting and the oils are so shiny that they make it so hard to photo.


Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh judy!
it is magical!