Daily Painting #162 – A Lemon and a Teacup
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
In the Cup of Chocolate painting I posted yesterday, I used just three colors plus white: burnt sienna, ultramarine blue, yellow ochre and titanium white. For this painting, I substituted cadmium yellow lemon for the yellow ochre. I like how both turned out. I feel that using a very limited palette gives a painting an overall harmony.
Also, yesterday was the first day that I didn’t finish a painting. I did use my oil paints and worked on a new portrait though. If you’ve been following the Different Strokes from Different Folks blog, the latest challenge is the Year-End Portrait Swap. Ms. Jurick gave all participants photographs of other artists to paint from.
I started mine yesterday and am nearly finished with the underpainting. So far, so good. Below is a peek of what it looks so far.