|A City by the River|
Acrylic on Canvas Panel
12 x 12 in/30.5 x 30.5 cm
It's enjoyable, in a way, in that it's a continuous learning process on color theory and you get to try it out with each painting. The struggle is that it can get confusing and, if you're like me, you tend to switch it up too often as you run across painters you admire and want to paint like.
I admit I don't spend too much time worrying about if I have too few or too many colors or if I should use both a warm and cool of each primary, or whether split complementary colors is the way to go or whatever.
Anyway, for the moment--this week!-- here is my palette for both acrylic and oil (water-mixable):
Cad Red Light
Cad Yellow Light
Pthalo Blue (green shade)
I basically try out a palette and if I like the way it looks on a finished painting, then I'm happy (or pretty happy).