Castelmola, Sicily

I have finished the painting that I have been discussing on my blog. It was from a photo that I took in Sicily in November of 2018. If you look at my first three blog posts, I describe how I painted this 12 x 9 oil painting. #Sicily#Castelmola#mountains#Ionian Sea

oil painting of Castelmola, Sicily

I used a rectangular quadratic color scheme from the book “Limited Palette Unlimited Color”. Its a four color scheme plus white. There are the two primary colors, Cadmium Yellow light and Ultramarine Blue and two secondary colors, Orange and Violet. I mixed the orange using the cadmium yellow light and alizarin crimson. I mixed the violet using the ultramarine blue and alizarin crimson. I was able to mix all the greens with the cadmium yellow light and ultramarine blue.

I used just three tubes of paint plus white. Alizarin crimson, Ultramarine blue and Cadmium yellow light. I use Titanium white to get the right value of the color. In the book there are 46 color schemes and I have tried 24 of them. This is one of my favorite schemes as you can mix all the greens.

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