Sunday, April 11, 2010

Still trying the new palette, ...

Did tried it today again with Mencks palette and I am getting used
to it, more or less. What I've noticed that you learn to see a little different.
I mean everybody who has painted with a colleague knows that his or her
colour usually are somewhat different then yours and this palette forces me
to see some colors slightly different, ... Kevin Menck mentions it's all about
values, values & values and solid drawing of course, ... and how right he is!

You can turn your TV set on black and white and still watch it, but turn
the contrast up or down and gonne is the picture, ...
Anyway I made two today and I am quiet happy with them.
Looking forward to the next one.

"Even blijven hangen, kleine vriend. Arnhem, Holland.
(Hanging there little fellow.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"Nacissen naar Musis." Arnhem, Holland.
(Daffodils towards Musis.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.


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René PleinAir said...

Indeed you figured it out, is discribed in a earlier post.

Jani Lori said...

I love the new still is you...your paintings are unmistakenally you...but brighter....perfect for is just my opinion and I always look forward to the next painting. Jani

René PleinAir said...

Thanks Jani,

As I said on FB,

"Thank you all so much!
Very much appreciated indeed!
It is soo hard to judge your own work on this level, ... I guess artist are blind when it comes to their own work, and I am really starting to think that each artist has his own reality, what's reality in this matter at all???"

Erik van Elven said...

I like it.
Seems that there's more depth or contrast to the images.
Will be keeping an eye on this.

Unknown said...

Hi Rene I deleted my earlier comment as I realized how stupid I had been in not reading your words further. I am stunned to learn that you only used three colours in you work. That is outstanding given the clarity you achieve. I have to say that I agree with other comments that the change makes the images seem even fresher than before. It might been the palette change or spring, I do not know, but they look great...Paul

Robert T said...

I agree with the others that there seems to be more depth in these new paintings.
As for work work mixing colours, isn't that good?
Getting too comfortable with colours and subject matter is the bane of the artist, non?
New challenges promote growth and learning.
Regardless, I see your style in the new as clearly as in the old. Both are a pleasure to see. They inspire me to simplify/loosen up as well as paint better. :-)
Thank you for that.

Keith Tilley said...

I think the new palette is working well. It suits those rich darks that you like to paint.

Raluca said...

a very bright spring feeling!!
First I thought,this new screen modified the colors,after I saw you started painting with a new palette!Beautiful!