Warum eine reduzierte Palette sinnvoll ist und wie ich zwei neue Rottöne ausprobiert habe.
Anfang des Monats habe ich in einem meiner Kurse das Malen mit reduzierter Palette thematisiert. Letztes Jahr im Oktober hatte ich damit ja sehr gute Erfahrungen gemacht. Meine Lieblingspalette damals war: Kobaltblau, Lichter Ocker und Sienna gebrannt. Naja, und was
My home river is the Havel. It is a wonderful medium sized river with greenish water. I have many great memories connected with it: of swimming in it alone and with horses, and of sailing, paddling, rowing and pleasure boating.
The fourth and for now last combination of colours I want to paint with for one week is this one: Burnt Umber (W&N), Magenta and Ultramarine Blue (both Schmincke). As you can see, there is no yellow in this palette,
This is the fourth week in a row of me painting with a limited palette. I will introduce the current palette tomorrow. Why am I doing this at all though? I have already hinted at how my thinking about the
The true pain for any plein air painter is that she can never paint all the beautiful subjects which deserve to be painted. I felt this pain acutely yesterday on my paint-out in the Botanical Gardens in Hanover. They are
I have two weeks of painting with a reduced palette under my belt – what can I say about this approach so far? In the first week I used the Zorn palette adapted to watercolour: yellow ochre, alizarin crimson and
Rain is usually not a weather condition suited much to outdoor painting, at least not if, like me, you don’t own a painting umbrella which can be attached to the easel. But drizzle can work sometimes. Looking for an interesting
Yesterday was the first time in this cold season that I had to paint in the safety of my car. I was a bit pressed for time, and so I settled on a nature subject which I thought might work:
I was so enchanted with the limited colour choice I worked with last week that I have decided to stick with this principle of limiting myself for a while. This week I have locked my palette in with the following