A gold ground offers a unique color “metaphor,” with paintings by the author and reviews of gold gesso and paint.
In the field, the plein air painter needs to be able to extract essential cues from an otherwise boring composition.
Progress photos and details from each phase demonstrate the four essential steps of landscape.
The tried and true “expanded primaries” palette offers a cool and warm variety of each primary.
A revision made three years after the finish shows that “a painting answers only to itself.”
An Italian Painting Adventure with Mitchell Albala and Winslow Art Center, September 15–22, 2017.
Answers to questions about urban landscape, composition, harmony, and painting sunlight.
Learn how the underpainting color can help support the color direction.
Neutral colors don’t shout as loudly as bright colors, but they are very capable of building harmonious color relationships.
In the second of three articles, the unique dual nature of complementary colors are explored.