Friday, March 27, 2009

"At the Bond Street Teahouse"

oil on Gessoboard

Doing this painting was a source of discoveries for me. First of all, it was done with three colors--alizaron, ultramarine blue, a cadmium yellow and white. I rarely use such a limited palette! I was amazed at the beautiful range of colors I got--hope they show up here! The second thing is the yellow I used. Laura (the one in my drawings and paintings!) was here this past week and left the paint for me that I used in this and the yellow is like nothing I've seen before. She said it was a cadmium yellow, but it has so much depth and absolutely glows! Very different from any cad yellow I've seen. I've got to find out where to get it!!


Roxanne Steed said...

This is such a strong painting/composition!! Absolutely beautiful! Now you definitely have to tell more about that cad. yellow (brand, etc.etc.).

LSaeta said...

What a fantastic painting! I love the composition, colors, light ... everything. Great job.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Absolutely fantastic. Isn't it amazing what you can get with a limited palette? All of a sudden, the colors take on some other 'color' that you'd never expect.
This is something I would like to do. You do it so beautifully.

Kerri Settle said...

I love this. I haven't tried such a limited palette but I might have to. I would be interested in knowing the brand of the yellow if you find that out.

Sara Winters said...

I would like to know where to get a fabulous yellow! I work with a limited palette as well. Ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson, Cadmium yellow light, and white. It is fun. And your painting is just beautiful, the colors very rich and inviting. You make me want to paint people.