Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Logging Skidder- Oil Painting


















11"x 14" oil
Buy a giclee print of this work at Imagekind!

Saw this sweetheart sitting along the roadside with the
recent snowfall piled on it. Just said, "Paint me!"

I used a slightly modified Zorn palette on this one...

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3 comments:

Michelle said...

Larry - I love this!
I come from a family of builders - so I appreciate the subject matter.

I have been working with field colour of late and I am interested in learning more about the Zorn palette. Where could I find some more info?

Michelle (November Sky)

Larry Seiler said...

for one, Michelle...if you go to Wetcanvas.com which is a virtual community of over 120,000 artists internationally...and go to the Oil Painting Forum, or the Landscape forum and in that forum search "Zorn" you'll probably get any number of threads that have discussed it.

I go by my own name at Wetcanvas.com and am a moderator of eight forums myself. You could even click on my name, bring up my profile...and see what threads I share stuff on about it.

I also have my own partner forum on Wetcanvas.com and have a lot of threads with helps, how-to's, instructionals and so forth.

I've experimented with a lot of limited palette strategies over the past couple years, Edgar Payne and Emile Gruppe no doubt being two of the biggest influences...but Anders Zorn's palette is a lovely one. In short...a limited palette inherently gives the artist harmony in his/her color...

Zorn's was four pigments...white, red, yellow-ocre, and black. Black in his day had more blue in it than now...so, I add about 1/3rd Ul Fr blue to the black...and, I've been having fun using it...

Hope that gives some ideas to begin your search.

Thanks for your comments...

Michelle said...

Thanks, Larry...
I didn't even think of using WC as a resource on this one. Duh! I will have to run that search - I am November Sky there, BTW.
:)