Terry Miura • Studio Notes

Monday, October 2, 2017

More Color Games

Here's one with Cad Green, Cad Lemon, Cad Orange, and White. That green isn't as tricky as it may seem. Even with a full palette, one often reaches for greens to mix a cooler part of the skin tone, so there's nothing too surprising there.

The challenge, again, is the fact that with this set of colors, I can't get a really dark value. So again, I have to work within the compressed value range.

The Impressionists often worked in a limited range in the higher key, so it's perfectly do-able. Mine isn't really Impressionist in approach, but still, limiting the value range has that atmospheric feel, doesn't it?

1 comment:

  1. Terry,

    Incredible blog. I found it a week ago and have already read probably 40 posts. Learning a ton!!

    Two questions that still remain, that I haven't found answers to yet on your blog, are the following (maybe good ideas for a blog post?):

    > Whats your methodology regarding thinner and medium - specifically how do you choose the amount of thinner/oil/liquin in each layer, generally, and in what stages. (Given that we all have a general idea of fat over lean).

    > Values: You mention you generally select 4-5 values for a painting to maintain impact/simplicity. How do you choose which values you use in a each painting? Looking at a value chart, do you pick a 1, 3, 6 and a 9 or something like that?

    Thanks again and God bless, brother. Your teachings are a blast and super informative - you're a skilled teacher, not just a skilled artist!