Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Church on Green Oaks - oil on panel, 11 x 14 inches.

Click here to purchase. I had a lot of fun modulating the grays in this painting. Lately I'm learning to mix my grays chromatically from very bright colors--that is, I add a modicum of red, yellow, and blue to a pile of white paint. By slightly varying the amount of each color, I can swing the grays in different directions with a lot more control than I would have if I mixed them from, say, only earth colors. I still have a lot to learn of course. I love seeing how painters like T. Allen Lawson are able to use their grays so well and with such subtlety to make other colors sing.