For a Sunday during December in NE Ohio the light is good.
Here’s a photo taken in the studio today. I’ve been painting since 7:00 and now it’s time for lunch and the Brown’s game on T.V.
The large painting on the right “Garth and Jane” was finished yesterday.
The portrait on the left–“Garth in a Yankees Cap”–is another of my son Garth. Why he is wearing a Yankees cap, I don’t know–we both hate the Yankees.
This photo shows my two palettes. The one on the right is a traditional wooden one with an assortment of colors arranged by tone/color. When I use one of my wooden palettes, I put out more colors than usual, as here. Before putting colors on, I spread a thin coat of linseed oil over the palette. This makes it easier to clean later.
The paper palette on the left has my foundational colors: 4-5 tones each of raw umber, burnt sienna, and black.
Today I used some paints from a supplier new to me, Blue Ridge Oil Colors. So far so good.