Hurry and please vote for my friend, incredible artist Sonya Palencia @sprig_leaf before 10pm she’s only about 30 votes away from winning the Dremel pumpkin carving contest. Go to bit.ly/1a62npz to vote. And btw that’s Sonya in my recent painting featured in the December issue of @americanartcollector magazine.
One last Zorn to end the weekend. This detail of the painting in the previous post shows how much he simplified the figure and also shows his great use of edges. The soft edges of the figure contrasting with the sharp edge of the overlapping leaf on her thigh give it a life-like feeling of movement. A classic Anders Zorn outdoor figure, probably done with his usual limited palette of black, white, yellow ochre and vermillion with the addition of viridian. If you are anywhere near San Francisco be sure to check out the Zorn exhibition which opened today. #zorn #anderszorn #outdoorpainting #figurepainting
A classic Anders Zorn outdoor figure painting, probably done with his usual limited palette of black, white, yellow ochre and vermillion with the addition of viridian. If you are anywhere near San Francisco be sure to check out the Zorn exhibition which opened today. #zorn #anderszorn #outdoorpainting #figurepainting
And while we’re on the subject of painting flesh, one of my favorite painters Anders Zorn used a bare bones palette of only two colors (yellow ochre & vermillion) along with black and white almost exclusively. When I visited his studio in Sweden I saw some tubes of viridian and cobalt blue, he obviously used them for painting foliage in his outdoor paintings and sometimes blue sky but even the outdoor pieces were done using mostly yellow ochre, red, black and white aka the Zorn palette. Don’t miss the major Anders Zorn exhibition that opens up tomorrow in San Francisco. #anderszorn #zorn #limitedpalette #zornpalette #zornexhibition #figurepainting
The question I get asked most often is “what colors do you use for skin tones” so I sampled the lightest skin color in several of my new paintings. You can probably tell right away from the picture that I don’t use a formula for mixing flesh, I use almost every color on my palette. Personal skin color can vary a lot determining which colors I choose but most important is the color of the light illuminating the skin e.g. the light from the setting sun is extremely warm where as light from north window is very blue. A few of these color samples are taken from paintings of the same model but in different lighting environments.