With the Turner palette painting from January 6, Thomas said that I created a problem for myself by putting complementary colors next to one another and then blending them for the transition. That created many dull, gray colors. As an alternate, he suggested I experiment with and try to mix transitional colors to move through colors without using gray. What you see in the above samples are my attempts today to do that very thing.
The top swatch is my most successful transition, I think. I got from violet to yellow without getting any gray in between. I love that!
My question for you: do you use transitional colors? What are your thoughts on the subject?
Yesterday, in our conversation about mixing and using transition colors, Thomas referred to the book Franz A Bischoff: The Life and Art of an American Master. I am ordering the book today (click on the title for the link). It is filled with examples of this California artist's amazing work. Below, you see two examples of Bischoff's work. I think you will agree, this is a man who knew how to transition colors!!
Roses, Franz A. Bischoff