Sunday, November 06, 2005


My Palette 2

My Palette 2
Originally uploaded by Ponycar.
I can't believe it has been over a month since I last posted something, well over a month. Work is really keeping me busy in fact it's driving me crazy but I have still managed to spare some time to paint. Jonah’s Last Look 2 is just about three quarters of the way finished but it may be a few more weeks before I can get around to posting the final painting.
In the mean time I thought I would show some photos of my palette.
The surface paint you’re seeing on the palette is dry and is about a week old from my most recent session working on Jonah’s Last Look 2. The paint is about a half inch thick and is built up from about five or six projects over about a year. As I work I mix similar colors close to each other and just let the paint keep building up. I'm not stingy when it comes to mixing paint I use allot and lay it on the canvas thick. I love how the light catches the thick paint and creates a shadow that appears to look like variations of color across the thick surface of the artwork. White is the main pigment I use when I form my colors so you don't see very many pure hues on the palette just a few small dabs of basic colors. I use these small dabs to create base colors then keep adding white until I find the right tint. Most of my paintings are heavily tinted so a little color goes a long way.
The palette changes with every painting but almost always contains allot of blue.
I rarely use any mixing medium because it just makes the paint thinner and I like it thick. The only time I use thin paint is when I'm underpainting.

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