Welcome to the NEW Norman Long Artist BLOG PAGE
To welcome you, here is my palette
For a few months I have been working solely in monochrome – drawings and acrylic under paintings. When I came to the point of re-enteringthe world of colour, I realised that I was somewhat bored with my existing palette of colours. I began looking at what exotic creatures other artists had on their palettes and reading why they had made the choices they had. With my original selection, I could paint any colour I saw, but I simply wasn’t having much fun.
So here they are, my new team:
WINSOR LEMON (Arylide)
CADMIUM YELLOW LIGHT
CADMIUM RED / GERANIUM LAKE (Quinacrodone)
PERMANENT ROSE (Quinacrodone)
VIRIDIAN HUE (Phthalo)
COBALT GREEN LIGHT / COBALT TEAL
PERMANENT GREEN LIGHT
INDIGO / PAYNES GREY / LAMP BLACK
OXIDE OF CHROMIUM / TERRE VERTE
TWO APPROACHES: Full Palette from life, limited palette for invention
With these developments in mind, I have been looking at art with a strong colour bias. Camille Przwodek uses a full palette to find rich colour in painting from life.
In her compositions with invented colour, Susan Lichtman finds exciting harmonies through selecting just three “primaries” and white in order to hold the painting together. She says”The Red might be venetian or cadmium, the Blue might be a cobalt or ultramarine or black or even a green; and the Yellow might be yellow ochre or a cadmium.” Later in the painting, she may add a fourth hue.