I’d like to thank Steve Andrews, Joyce Shelton and Loreen Leedy for putting Migrant Art Worker links on their blogs. I’m finding that the more readers I get the more I post. So spread the word if you like this blog. Oh and here’s another painting from Carmel. The cool thing about painting this was that it was exceedingly foggy and gray when I painted it. It was basically like painting from a black and white photo (which I do in the studio). I was thinking that I wanted to push the color a bit, which I don’t really do as much as I should in the field. I’d brought a tube of cad yellow medi-yum, which I never use and thought.. I’ll just use this yellow instead and see what happens. The whole thing took on a warm cast that I played up. As the sun set, which I knew only because it got darker, there was a warm cast that came through the marine layer that supported what I had already done. And the lesson is, while it’s great to have a palette that you stick too, it’s really good to try something different just to see what happens. Instead of using yellow, red and blue, try yellow ochre, alizarin and black (Anders Zorn) or maybe naples yellow, Burnt Sienna and Veridian (Sargent… just a guess on my part) or any variation like that.You can always go back in and add more pure color later but cool things happen when you break out of your SMP (standard mode of painting). And speaking of links, I can’t figure out where mine went. They were there yesterday…. crazy blog thingy.