- Southwestern landscape Painting
Haze at Sunset"
- 16" x
- Oil on Panel
- No. 230
- In this Southwestern
landscape painting, "Yellow Haze at Sunset,"
an original oil on panel, I was inspired to create a painting
in a primarily Yellow color. I occasionally challenge myself
to paint in a near monochrome yellow pallete. the problem is
how to keep the yellow from turning green when I mix black into
it. I have discovered that if you mix ivory black and alizarin
crimson together it makes a black that is actually a dark purple
and thusly the crimson is what controls or keeps the yellow from
turning green so I can go from black all the way through the
tones and values of the yellow as I paint my way to an ivory
white color. The composition of this painting is purely from
imagination in order to allow myself as much freedom in the arrangement
as possible. This not being a real place I can arrange the elements
in the subject to contain the best drama and luminosity that
I can achieve. Here in this painting I offer my most valid attempt
at keeping it simple. It is also a way for me to dispel some
well worn habits and venture forward into some new territory
to express the elements of nature to which I am most drawn to
in a celebration of blended pigments.
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