More Roses

Roses from Paul Foxton reference. Michele Clamp. Oil on panel. 10″x8″

I’m officially abandoning the 30 in 30 watercolor challenge. I wasn’t particularly thrilled with what was going on and my enthusiasm was waning so I’m back on the oils for a bit. Today was another of Paul Foxton’s rose references.

A few intermediates.

Week 1 of Paul Foxton Rose Workshop

Roses (from a Paul Foxton reference and workshop). Michele Clamp. Oil on panel. 10″x8″

It’s been a while since I’ve had the oils out. They don’t feel quite as unwieldy as they used to and this was a great session. I’ll probably do a little more to this one although probably not too much.

Some intermediates:

After the values are all blocked in

After all the edges have been softened. We then went back in and sharpened up some areas to bring contrast and definition.

Side by side with the reference.

Oil study – Lime Wedges and Backgrounds

Oil study for Threads

Well this was fun. I learned a lot here. The subject was a lime wedge against different colored backgrounds. In the end I used pretty much the same colors for the wedge itself but the background (obviously) and the foreground and reflection changed color. In particular that reflection, even though it looks yellow/orange is in real life a pure grey. Who’d have thought? In hindsight I should have known as a yellow reflection on a gray background will result in a neutral gray!

Here’s a closeup of the result

Lime wedge oil study

Limited Palette – Final(ish) Results

Two limited palette studies. The left hand one is with quin magenta, cadmium yellow, cobalt teal. The right hand one is with naphthol red, cadmium lemon and winsor blue (green shade). Really surprised how close the colors are between the two sets.

This one is with the Zorn palette of cadmium red (actually naphthol), yellow ochre and black. Lovely muted colors and really surprised how blue that pot looks with only ivory black and white.