Friday, January 25, 2013

Purple Cabbage and Pears by Julie Riker


This is a quick 8x10 demo I did for my Thursday evening oil painting class using a limited palette of ultramarine blue, cad red medium, cad yellow, and white.  I would have liked an alizarin or something more "purply" for the cabbage, but that is why the palette is called "limited".  It is good practice in working with what you have.  By warming and muting the surrounding colors I was able to make the dull purple my palette allowed appear more vibrant.

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4 comments:

Debra Kreiger said...

Very nice Julie. I like your color choice.

Julie Riker said...

Thanks Deb!

Sue Marrazzo said...

I like your limited palette!
You really learn a lot by doing this!
Nice work, Julie!

Sharon K Benner said...

I love the purple cabbage, wonderful color combination