Evening Light, Hudson Street (NYC)

Evening Light, Hudson Street (NYC), oil on canvas, 30x30 in.

This is the finished version, I am quite happy with the warmth I was able to get by using such a limited palette (burnt umber, ultramarine, naphthol red, cadmium yellow and titanium white). While I did miss certain colors (yellow ochre, king’s blue and naples yellow), I found the challenge of working just with one primary each interesting. I plan to do a few more experiments like this with other colors as the single primaries, working this way forces you to truly understand colors and how they interact with one another. And it’s a lot more interesting than making up a million color charts!

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