North of Gallup
oil on board
Looking at the painting, I could have probably pushed the yellows in the sky a bit more, and I think the blue is a bit too chromatic. One of the beauties of working with oils is the color harmony that comes with using a limited palette. Here, I pulled some of the purples and blue-grays of the sky into the grasses, and what had been discordant suddenly improved. I also experimented with Torrit Gray, made by Gamblin, that is free with the purchase of two of their tubes. I know some artists like Kevin McPherson use mixing grays in their work, and I see why. It may be on the regular palette line-up.
We are leaving in a mere two days for AZ to spend the holidays with family, and will be gone over a week. I am going to try and have at least a few blog posts set to post while I'm away so there isn't prolonged radio silence. Probably mostly photos of places and things I didn't have time to share when I first took them. I will probably have limited internet time while we're gone, but will try to get in my blog reading fix when I can.