Thursday, January 6, 2011

Turned on by Turner!

Turner on Orcas Island
oil on stretched canvas
11 x 14

Back to the practice of color mixing from the Living Colors book. Turner's palette totally turned me on. I fell in love with every color I mixed. While I do not always enjoy the subject of his paintings, I always love Turner's colors. Click here to see what I mean.

After mixing these gorgeous colors, I decided that I wanted to paint with them and see what happened. Not copying Turner's painting, but using his palette to paint my own painting. I'm not sure that it's really ORIGINAL in the cleanest sense of the word, to paint with Turner's colors, but it was grand!

And now, for some fitting music ...


SamArtDog said...

That's a really hot painting!

Tchaikovsky's 1812 definitely works (boomity-boom-boom), but I happen to be listening to Stevie Ray Vaughn), and it's my observation that Turner's also SMOKIN'!

Celeste Bergin said...

I like this idea...using Turner's palette to paint your own painting---it came out great too!

Sara Mathewson said...

I can understand why you like Turners colors! this painting is gorgeous.

gilly said...

I love Turners paintings of the sunsets. I was in the Tate Britain recently and just spent ages looking at the colours. Although some of them are really light, almost pastel coloured, there are some real rich dark tones in there too. I think you have got his palette spot on!