Saturday, January 1, 2011
YELLOWSTONE RAVENS - NEXT STEP
I put in the mix of colors for the greyed background. I waited for that to dry and then began painting a couple of the ravens, using cools and warms.
I pulled out an old, John Pike palette I used to carry back and forth to class every week and use at home - until I got my little travel palette and then that became the palette I used all the time, home and away. I guess something about the new year made me think about checking that palette and seeing what colors I'd find there. When I pulled out this one and spritzed the pigments in the wells, the paint was still fresh, the colors labelled on the edges, and not much had changed in my color choices. I guess we like the colors we like.
I'd like to use a variety of different colors in each raven but still give the overall impression of a black bird. I'm liking where it's going so far (remember, the grey lines in this are miskit so they will be pure white when I pull that miskit off).
And so this year begins the way the last year ended - painting. What better way to spend time that seems to be rushing by. January 2011. How did that happen? This month 5 special people are having birthdays: Teresa, China, Moe, Susan...and me.
Posted by RH Carpenter