Thursday, August 5, 2010

Bentleyville Day 2






I've decided to go with a limited palette. It's limited but versatile: titanium white, mars black, burnt umber, burnt sienna, alizarin crimson, hookers green, yellow ochre, prussian or winsor blue, cadmium yellow medium. I don't think I used the cadmium yellow, though, so maybe I'll leave it off next time. I am trying to let things be defined more by light than by color. I hope that it is somewhat nostalgic, but not overly sentimental. I like the effect of coming and going out of focus.

6 comments:

Rebecca Anthony said...

It's looking brilliant!! The colors seem perfect for this scene, you are such an inspiration!

5thsister said...

loving the expressions you achieved on the young men. What size is your canvas?

GardenofDaisies said...

Julie you are so talented!! Knitting, painting, upholstering, etc... If I only had half of your creative ability...
Yup, I love that "old glass". :-) Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder, isn't it?

Sue said...

It's really coming into focus. And I like the colors, very much.

=)

Amanda said...

Love it! As always, you're doing an excellent job capturing the feeling of the piece.

moneythoughts said...

Very nice. But, what do you consider a limited palette? I am curious as to the size of this piece. I think it is a great piece of Americana. People used to dress more formal in the 40s. If you have ever seen a photo of a ball game, the men are all in coats, hats and ties. Again, this is a very nicely executed piece of work.