281 Honey Pot and Plum
10x8 inches :: original oil painting on stretched canvas
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Rather than using my usual palette, I took a different approach today and used a modified zorn palette -- which is one where a range of colors is mixed using only four colors of paint: titanium white, yellow ochre, cad red, and ivory black. The modification I took was to add raw umber to the mix, which is basically something I use in every painting. Raw umber is like air to me. I can't paint without it. :-)
I also painted on canvas rather than gessobord. I had done that a few days ago when I painted a larger oil work on a stretched canvas. I also started by painting four values and then working within each value rather than working on all values at the same time. Strangely, all of these newly imposed "limitations" I put on myself for this work made me feel quite liberated and as though I were inhaling a breath of fresh air.