Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Oil Painters of America Show, Detail and Color Charts

12 x 16" oil/canvas panel
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I'm off tomorrow for Idaho to attend the Western Regional Oil Painter's of America show in Coeur d'Alene.  The opening reception is Friday September 12th, at Devin Galleries and will run through October 11th.  If you are in the area I hope you'll make it down to see my painting "Highland Dreams" in real time.  (I'm SO excited and nervous all at the same time!!)

Anyway, I won't be back until Monday, so here are a few things I wanted to squeeze in before I go...
This is a detail of a painting I've been working on this week.  I have a few deadlines coming up this month so I'm trying out a few ideas.
Below are two of the color charts I promised Edgar I'd show.  The top one is a Yellow Ochre Palette and the bottom Cad Red.  Click on the image and it'll show a larger view of the colors mixed with each.  I only hope you can read my scribbling!  I love how you can see the effects of blues, whites and compliments and how they make grays.  Is this bad?  Well...only you can decide.
Have a great week everyone and wish me luck!


  1. Highland dreams is really gorgeous! You really capture animals well and he looks like such alovely dog! Good work!

  2. Best of luck at the show!! Your work is just fabulous.

    Yes, I agree with Cheryl, what a lovely dog.

    Thank you for putting up the color charts. You prove that thinking about color mixing is just as important as composing.

  3. Deb, thanks for showing the color chart. This is exactly why I haven't gotten very far with painting....I moan and groan 'it's too hard' and I never actually do the thinking and planning necessary. So thanks for the nudge.
    Your Highland Dreams is wonderful. He looks like he'd be a good dog to snuggle with. Anyway, beautifully done as always. Good Luck!