Thanks to everyone for an amazing response to yesterday’s post. Pam Summers suggestion to pick from two columns worked wonders and I received dozens of suggestions for color schemes and hues. As those of you who participated already know, I sent a jpeg file of the line drawing to everyone who contacted me with choices, not just the first person who responded. Hopefully some of you will go ahead and apply your color scheme and hue choice to the line drawing and send me a copy of your completed drawing so that everyone may learn from the infinite variations and options possible.
Nancy Roberts was the first to respond with her choices. She chose Color Scheme #5, Analogous with One Complement and Hue #8 Red-Violet. Thanks, Nancy! Nancy is an amazing colorist and plein air painter. View some of her work on her website: NancyRobertsStudio.com.
Here are the four options I had to choose from that include Red-Violet. I chose to use Option A.
Nancy asked if I could list the pigments I use to paint the sketches. For this drawing I used a limited palette of Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson and Gamboge. In addition to using the pigments at full intensity I allowed myself to alter the value by diluting the pigment a bit as well as mixing neutrals using the hues in my chosen palette of Yellow, Red-Violet, Violet and Blue-Violet.
I was so thrilled to receive such a fabulous response that I decided to paint two more choices that were sent to me. I think it is informative to see how color and color combinations can dramatically alter the visual impact of a painting.
I’ll be adding the images above to yesterday’s post and will continue to add other variations as they are sent to me. Thanks for playing! I’m already looking forward to next week’s game.