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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Abstract #2, Umber-Ochre

Here are two images of the second of two abstract paintings, based on the palette of burnt umber and yellow ochre.  This painting relies more heavily on the umber-ochre under painting, so it has a more earth-tone look.  The two photos show the painting in different temperatures.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Abstract in Umber-Ochre

Abstract, based on Umber-Ochre

This is a work in progress.  It is based on a tone of burnt umber & yellow ochre, mixed into each of the colors on the palette.  The combination is giving a deep warm richness to the overall look.  Plus, the colors seem to hang together, since they are all tinted with umber-ochre.