Saturday, February 03, 2007

Last Sail of the Season

12" x 9" acrylic on canvas covered hardboard

I was told that any good artist could produce an acceptable painting using only the colors red, yellow, black and white. At first I was doubtful, but I accepted the invitation to try.

How do you get green without using blue ???

Painting with a limited palette is indeed challenging but it stretches creativity. And I would invite anyone to try at least one painting using only these colors.

Maybe next time I'll try using only brown, black and white.

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Chelsie Sp. said...

I very rarely use the color blue when I paint.

bj said...

Actually most all black paints are a combination of various blue making blues/greens is fairly simple.