This is a recent plein air still life. It has a beautiful pottery vase with white poinsettia, a snowman by Gloria Elliot, a beautiful hand blown glass canister from my relatives in Sweden and a red glass Christmas tree ornament. My palette is Cobalt blue, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow Light and Titanium White. I use Gamblin oil paint.
Last Fridays plein air painting was an actual plein air painting of my artist friend Patricia and her husbands house here in Sebastopol. This is where I paint on Friday every week weather permitting. My palette for this painting is Colbalt Blue, Cadmium red light, Cadmium yellow light and Titanium White. I use Gamblin Oil Paint.
My latest plein air still life is my fall display which includes a Roseville Futura Vase, pumpkins, fruit, hydrangeas from my yard and a scarecrow. My palette for this painting is Cadmium yellow light, Cadmium Red light, Cobalt Blue and Titanium White. I use Gamblin Oil paints and I mix all the colors.
Here is the latest plein air still life that we did on Friday. It includes a Roseville Futura Vase (Black Flame) with gerbera daisies, 2 little pumpkins and a tea pot by potter Stephen Fabrico. My palette is phthalo blue, cadmium red light, cadmium yellow light and titanium white. I use Gamblin paint. We missed a few weeks due to the fires, heat and smoke here in Sonoma County.
This was a plein air still life that we did about three weeks ago. It is sunflowers in a Natalie Blake vase who is a Vermont potter. I had her work in my gallery in Bradford, Vermont. My pallete is Phthalo blue, Cadmium yellow light, Cadmium red light and Titanium white. I use Gamblin paint.
A recent painting from a photo I took years ago in Newbury, Vermont of young heifers in a field in front of a house in the woods. My palette is Titanium white, Cadmium Red light, Cobalt blue and Cadmium yellow light. I use Gamblin paint.
Last weeks plein air still life was more of Johanna Chase pottery, a piece of Roseville pottery (green pinecone) and beautiful sunflowers. My palette is Cadmium red light, phthalo blue, Cadmium yellow light and Titanium white.
Well last weeks plein air still life is painting of apples and a beautiful tea pot made by potter Johanna Chase. Here in Northern California it is apple season so I bought some and set a up a still life with a table cloth, apples and a tea pot. I had Johanna Chase’s work in my gallery in Bradford, Vermont. I closed my gallery in 2014. It was 108 degrees on Friday when we painted this. My palette is Phthalo blue, cadmium red light, cadmium yellow light and titanium white.
Last week we painted plein air three tea pots that I have collected from potter Fong Choo. For this painting I used Gamblin oils, Quinol red, Cobalt blue, Cadmium Yellow Light, and Titanium White.
This painting was painted last week plein air. I used Phthalo Blue instead of Ultramarine Blue and Cadmium Red Light instead of Alizarin Crimson. I also used Titanium White and Cadmium Yellow Light, all Gamblin Oil Paints. My Palette is based on John Phototschnick’s book, Limited Palette, Unlimited Color. He uses just three colors and white and mixes all the colors he needs. The 46 color combinations are demonstrated in this book. If you can work your way through his book, you will understand color.