What a fun class today. We were at the other end of the turning basin in downtown Petaluma. I have painted the boat you see from the other direction many times.
Today was about trying to keep it simple and using a unifying palette.
I put orange on one side and ultramarine on the other.
In the middle using both orange and blue I made a puddle of grey.
Then the fun starts. You can create wonderful colors using only these two and a white for tones.
A bit of lemon yellow and a bit of alizaron snuck in also.
By keeping the palette that simple a very pleasing effect results. The painting works.
The palette holds it together.
Notice the warm and cool on the boat.
They were not easy to achieve.
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