|Hillside, Ocean View|
Oil on Canvas Panel
11 x 14 in/27.9 x 35.6 cm
Copyright Byrne Smith 2015
Why is this important? Because it's the way you develop both your own personal techniques and style.
- too much reading in books and online about how other painters paint
- too much watching how other painters paint on You Tube
- only using the palettes specified by particular painters
- using only brands of paint, brushes, or supports specified by particular painters
I recently remembered I need to paint the way that's best for me when trying to paint using only a limited palette of cad yellow light, cad red light, French ultramarine blue, and titanium white as specified by a well-known painter who shall remain nameless.
Painting today's image, I couldn't mix what I consider the correct colors using this limited palette. Of course, the nameless painter is way more experienced than I at mixing limited colors. However, instead of continuing to become frustrated, I added yellow ochre and burnt sienna to my palette and I was able to create the colors and the painting the way that works best for ME.