Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Velasquez Palette


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22 comments:

Joan said...

Ron, These might not be your favorite colors, but they look super in this one! Nice job on the rust and the grasses. I love the background misty effect, almost like the morning dew rising from the land.

Michelle Smith said...

He's a rusty boy, isn't he? Nice job, Ron. I like the palette you used.

Have you tried painting on Yupo synthetic paper yet? I think you could do some really cool things with it. I just tried it for the first time and had a lot of fun with it. It forces you to be pretty loose. It's on my blog if you'd like to see it.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Joan, it was an exercise in using some colours which I normally wouldn't use, the combinations are still not what I would use because they become opaque very quickly. I enjoyed the self-imposed challenge.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Michelle, I will try it.

Tracy Wandling said...

There is some delicious action happenin' in that sky! I love these colors...but that's just me...
Nice to see some new stuff here...still workin' on that step by step for us? ;)

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I hope they never do away with these auto graveyards. If not for artists who would see the beauty there? Beautiful!

newnorth said...

another good one Ron. It's kind of weird but I kind of like this one small better then the large one. Maybe it's because I can see the whole thing better. I dunno.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Tracy, yes.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Mary, this one was preserved in my head on account of its entirely made up.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks N.N., I like looking at the big'un because I can see what I did.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Ron - This is beautiful! I have a hard time not mixing up the same old colors time and time again - sometimes I find myself wondering why nothing looks fresh - oh yeah - same paint, different subject. Duh!

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Cara, a lot of the time I just use whatever comes to hand, but this time I picked colours I almost never use.

W. K. Moore said...

Nice to see your newest Ron. I like the warm kind of caramelized colors in your palette. The colors are crisp and the car blends well with the background foliage. You have also employed focused and diffused passages to create a real cool three dimensional space.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks W.K., I used Payne's grey, yellow ochre and burnt sienna, three of my least favourite colours and painted on the back of a sheet of arches just to make it a challenge.

Oregon Painter said...

Personally, I love it. Just seeing your work brought back a lot of memories as my often-homeless family and I lived in one just like this back in the 60's.

La nostalgie de la boue...

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Oregon, nice to hear from you.

Clive said...

Nice one Ron. What year Valasquez is it?

Ron Morrison said...

'56

Brothergrimm said...

You are a master of rust!

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Grimm, its a strange thing to do, I know but I enjoy it.

Holly Lombardo said...

I like the rust color too..and the misty background on this one!

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks for stopping by, Holly.