Tuesday, May 13, 2014

“White and Yellow Roses” — in-progress painting by Paul Baldassini

“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.” — Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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Here is the in-progress overpainting of a new work "White and Yellow Roses" using my standard full-palette of colors. Both the first white rose and the center soft yellow rose are completed using the direct-painting technique. Once again, after this layer dries I will glaze & scumble over some areas to make them advance, recede or otherwise slightly manipulate some of the tones and hues.


My palette of colors has not changed.  Its been a while since I listed my full palette, so for those of you who are new to this blog here it is:

Arranged along top edge of my palette from left to right they are: Cadmium Yellow Lemon (Rembrandt); Cadmium Yellow Medium (Rembrandt); Cadmium Yellow Deep (Holbien); Raw Sienna (Williamsburg); Chinese Orange (Sennelier); Fanchon (Napthol) Red (Williamsburg); Quinacridone Magenta (Sennelier); Perylene Crimson (Williamsburg); Burnt Sienna Deep (Blockx); Viridian (Williamsburg); Ultramarine Blue Deep (Holbien); Indigo (Williamsburg); Warm Grey (Sennelier); Cool Grey (Sennelier); Titanium Zinc White (Gamblin).

From these 14 colors plus white I can mix any shade, tint and tone to lend a convincing verisimilitude to my subject matter.  Below is a shot of my palette showing the mixing “puddles” that grow from from the constant mixtures of (in this case) yellows and oranges with warm and cool greys and white to form a wide range of neutralized warm and cool yellows (the yellows, oranges and reds on the left side of the pallete are cropped out of this image).  These puddles stay wet throughout a typical 4-5 hour painting session and are modified with the addition of Old Masters Maroger Medium.


Paul Baldassini