Day 13: #rogertorypetersoninatitute Many of you know that I paint using only 3 colors. I started doing this when I was in grad school, after doing an assignment with a severely limited pallet. I found cutting my color choices forced me to be more thoughtful when mixing paint. After experimenting with the available paints in the local art store, I settled on cadmium red, cadmium yellow (medium) and Prussian blue. Those have been my mainstay colors for 41 years.
Saturday’s, I teach classes at RTPI, so my painting time is cut drastically. I drew this painting last evening and decided to shake up my three colors to a little bit cooler in order to achieve the purples that found there way into the long fall shadows of the upper trail. The 3 colors used in this painting are Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Windsor Blue and Cadmium Yellow. Can you feel the difference that the basic color choices make?
“Upper Trail” Watercolor, 8”x10” Available