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oil paint on shabby old wood slab.  i limited myself to 3 colors, no black or white.  i used winton (the cheaper line of winsor & newton) oil paints: phthalo blue, cadmium red medium, and cadmium yellow medium.  i tried not to take the darkest areas all the way to black, but to leave a bit of bluish tone for a lot of hue contrast.  another experiment i want to try is doing a rough-out of the values in acrylic paints, letting that dry, and then dealing with color exclusively on top of that, which will avoid the desaturation of color that can happen so quickly when you start mixing in blacks and whites.  also, if i get my lines crisp in acrylic, i can blend away to my heart’s content with the oil paint on top of it without worrying about lines that start to creep.
note: the painting is bigger than my scanner, so this is a cropped version of the painting, but despite its lack of clarity, it’s still better than the photo i’d taken of it in the past.  of course, now that i’ve found it, i’ll take a better photo one of these days.  but in case i forget, at least i’ve got this in the mean time.

oil paint on shabby old wood slab.  i limited myself to 3 colors, no black or white.  i used winton (the cheaper line of winsor & newton) oil paints: phthalo blue, cadmium red medium, and cadmium yellow medium.  i tried not to take the darkest areas all the way to black, but to leave a bit of bluish tone for a lot of hue contrast.  another experiment i want to try is doing a rough-out of the values in acrylic paints, letting that dry, and then dealing with color exclusively on top of that, which will avoid the desaturation of color that can happen so quickly when you start mixing in blacks and whites.  also, if i get my lines crisp in acrylic, i can blend away to my heart’s content with the oil paint on top of it without worrying about lines that start to creep.

note: the painting is bigger than my scanner, so this is a cropped version of the painting, but despite its lack of clarity, it’s still better than the photo i’d taken of it in the past.  of course, now that i’ve found it, i’ll take a better photo one of these days.  but in case i forget, at least i’ve got this in the mean time.