I know I've shown you this one before, because it's featured on my wall calendar 2018, but I did not yet blog about it and being the 'nerd' that I am, I need to blog all these paintings Chronologically. So hereby.
Most questions in social have been about the color blue in this one.
→ "What color is that?" "What color blue you always bring?"
Well, this is a turquoise blue mix. 'Fauled up' with a gray. Has a yellowish underlayer, down towards the horizon it turns into another blue. Probably a bit of ultramarine.
I have many different blues, all you can find really. When I finish one, I move to what else I have. These are all experiments. Therefore it keeps to be hard to ever get a similar piece.
I forget mixes, forget outcomes. Part of the fun. Part of these experiments.
SSP04 Seascape Plein air Painting "Horse Under Big Sky"
Plus it doesn't really matter, remembering how to create a mix, mixes.
- It's about what's out there, that stimulates you taking either one blue.
- When you mix, paint what you see, what you feel the moment is about, you can never go wrong.
- Mixing will become second nature, when you're practicing: mixing the colors that you see, right then, right there.
I know painters who keep a fixed set of tubes/colors, nevermind which subject to paint.
Although handy, I would get bored. I want to test and use all.
→ There are so many choices, perhaps you should test out what each Blue does!
PS. My newest finding is Indianthrene Blue!!