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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Orange Boat at the Dock - 4x8 Oil Painting


4x8 on canvas panel
SOLD

This was painted with a very limited palette of three colors: Cadmium Orange, French Ultramarine, and Titanium White. There were many moments where I was itching to pick up some red to make the colors in the boat a bit richer but I resisted. It was a fun challenge - I'd be interested to try it again with different colors. The photo reference I used is by Logan Ingalls, from Flickr's Creative Commons.

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9 Comments:

Blogger Carol Schiff Studio said...

Two colors, plus white? You did good girl!

5:10 AM  
Blogger Vern Schwarz said...

Kerri, I love this painting. You definitely chose the right three colours. Great perspective...are these photos free to use?

6:49 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth Seaver said...

Very successful, Kerri!

6:55 AM  
Blogger laurens.paint.palette said...

Nice job!

10:35 AM  
Blogger Kerri Settle said...

Thanks Carol, Vern, Elizabeth and Lauren!

Vern - Flickr has a section called Creative Commons. Look for photos tagged with the Attribution License, where photos are free for adaption and for use commercially as long as you give credit to the photographer. You can find more sources of photos through this article on About.Com.

6:07 PM  
Blogger eLIZabeth Floyd said...

What a fun exercise! The painting turned out well, and I love the view point of the boat and water.

8:18 PM  
Blogger Gary Keimig said...

Very nice Kerri. Your paintings seem to be improving by leaps and bounds with each posting. Way to go girl.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Kerri Settle said...

Thank you Liz and Gary! Gary, you didn't see some of the ones I tossed this week but I am trying to push myself to put out higher quality work.

4:59 PM  
Blogger Edward Burton said...

Beautiful, Kerri. Wonderful composition and GREAT job with the very limited palette.

5:32 PM  

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