Session #383, Work #369

I felt like one hour was not near enough time to call it a good session yesterday. There something about doing color charts that makes me feel as if its not as important as painting something. Richard Schmid would disagree, but I just get that feeling that I’m cheating in some way.

 

To counteract that feeling I did 4 hours of work on the carts today and finished the chart for Transparent Oxide Red. I also started my next chart for Manganese Blue. Another color I just added to my palette that I have no idea about where to use it.

 

Transparent Oxide Red

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Chart Notes:

  • I’m loving TOR much more after doing this chart.
  • It’s almost impossible to tell the difference between the Yellow Lemon column and the Yellow Med column. If this fact continues through all the charts I could eliminate one of the colors from my palette or at least use either one for the same mixtures.
  • TOR makes some great caucasion flesh tones, and I like the subtle changes between yellow and red flesh like colors when moving from the yellow columns to the red and alizarin crimson.
  • ┬áTOR also makes some amazing darker skin flesh tones with the addition of Veridian Light and Manganese Blue, I never would have thought that.
  • TOR and Ultramarine deep makes a beautiful war gray.
  • TOR and Ultramarine deep also make a wonderful warm black.
  • TOR out tints every color tremendously, literally it kills all my other colors, I have to mix twice as much of all the other colors to get it to change.
  • TOR and Alizarin Crimson cut to a mid tone with white makes an amazingly vivid yet dark red.

 

 

Manganese Blue Chart

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Not much for notes here, this is just the start of the chart. The first column is just the color plus white. I am noticing how intense manganese blue is.