Paintings With Soul

Since October 2006 I've been a daily painter, creating a new pet portrait at least 5 times per week. Over the years I've expanded my offerings to include a variety of animals, pets, race horses, children and other treasured heirlooms. In addition, I accept a limited number of commissions each year.

In 2015 I am honored to be the Kentucky Derby Artist.

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Meanwhile, thanks
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thankful for COLOR!!

It's been a couple years since I shared my palette system and paint choices, so I figured it was time for an update!

Above is a recent photo of a setup from a demo done this fall. The paints have puddled together a little bit due to the car ride/transport, but I think you can get the idea.

Pure pigment on the edges, mixtures in the center. And the mixtures are further lumped into a yellow-ish area, an orange-ish area, etc. This helps me keep mixtures clean and bright (if that is what I want!)

You'll also see how I mix one mother-puddle and push and pull that into various combinations.

I also arrange with lightest values on the left and darkest on the right. My paints always go in the same place and I always use the same colors.

This is a Stay-Wet Masterson Palette and I'm using exclusively Golden Heavy Body Acrylics.

My colors:
Titanium White
Naples Yellow
Cadmium Yellow Light
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Cadmium Yellow Dark
Light Magenta
Medium Magenta
Quinacridone Red Light
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Red Light
Cadmium Red Medium
Cadmium Red Dark
Quinacridone Magenta
Alizarine Crimson
Light Violet
Cobalt Violet Hue
Diox. Purple
Light Yellow Green
Cobalt Turquoise
Sap Green
Light Ultramarine Blue
Cobalt Blue
Cerulean Blue
Anthra. Blue
Prussian Blue
Pthalo Blue Green

Wishing all my American readers a beautiful Thanksgiving celebration with loved ones - I'll be feasting with the Kelly's and loving on my new little neice - enjoy yourselves!!


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