Monday, January 25, 2016

Creative Monday Challenge - Week 3

Welcome to week 3 of the Art With Heart Creative Monday Challenge. The Creative Challenge this week is to use a limited palette of two or three colors to paint any subject you want. Limiting the colors makes us focus more on the values - lights and darks - that we are using in the composition.

A favorite limited palette of mine is to use blues and browns - basically complementary colors - and so many options as you can in the examples below. While painting Blue Reflections I limited my colors to ultramarine blue, phthlao blue and burnt sienna.

For Country Barn I focused more on the different shades of the browns with a little orange mixed in and limited the blue to ultramarine. 

Lighthouse View is a good example of the many gray colors you can get by mixing ultramarine blue and burnt sienna.

I used cool shades of blue with a hint of purple in Seagull Dance and let the browns provide the warmth.

If you are new to Creative Monday you can read more about it and get info on joining the free Facebook Group here.
 Happy Painting!

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