I often get comments and emails from artists asking what colors I use, since I don’t typically talk about them in my speed painting videos on YouTube. So I decided to shoot a color mixing demo chronicling the staple paints on my palette.
You can watch it below!
Here are the oil colors that I use for every painting, and also some miscellaneous ones I use sparingly. It also includes the actual brands that I use as well, in the Lukas, Williamsburg, and Old Holland paint lines.
In the video I also talk about what I love to use each color for in my beach paintings. I’ve learned the colors an artist chooses is a very personal thing and says an awful lot about them. A lot of it is unconscious.
I hope you enjoy the video and I will talk to you guys soon. I’m interested to hear what your favorite colors are. And until next time,
Let’s bring some color into the world!
So last week as I was walking down the hallways to exit my local recreational center, I happened to stumble into a room full of paintings. Unbeknownst to me, it was a good-sized group of oil and acrylic painters creating some wonderful pieces of art. They all welcomed me with open arms when they found out I was an artist. It was cool because I felt like I was part of a warm family, and these were women I’ve never met before. There was only one man in the class!
They asked me questions about my art business and told me to join the class on Wednesdays. It cost only $65 for 18 weeks, which is surely a good price in todays day and age. I realized at that moment how much
A). I Love art! (of course), and
B). Artists need to get out of their studios and interact with other people.
It is great to have an art community or group of creative friends to bounce ideas off of. People who are bound together by the same common passion. This is crucial in life. I mean, that is why there are rec centers, right? They are places where people can go to find camaraderie with others who enjoy working out, swimming, playing sports, or taking dance classes.
So the moral of the story? Get your butt out of the studio from time to time to re-join the world. The world is waiting for you! And they need you.
Here are some new paintings I’ve recently finished of a baby sea turtle and a cool infinity pool at night. You can check them out at my exclusive Etsy shop below.
Beyond Infinity, Oils on canvas, 18×24″
Starting Life Oils on canvas, 11×14″
As I like to say, I hope all of you have a great week and that you create something special.
Until next time,
let’s bring some color into the world.