Sunday, August 22, 2010

Started New Oil - Klamath House

Started a new oil painting tonight.  It's a picture of an old dilapidated house down on the north end of Klamath Lake.  Been wanting to tackle this one for a while. Decided to go back to my other palette of colors (not the Kevin MacPhearson palette) and I'm I can say I like them much better.  So here's the underpainting and first rough sketch. 

And just for fun here's my palette.  My grandpa made this palette out of thick piece of sheet metal.  It's very sturdy, fits my hand nicely and is a breeze to clean up.  You can scrap the heck out of this palette!  The colors I'm using now include:  pthalo green, pthalo blue, ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, raw sienna, burnt umber, yellow ochre, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow light, cadmium red medium, permanant rose, alizarin crimson, and titanium white.  


  1. Kevin I left a message on your James Ranch Blog, have you seen it regarding my notes on the McKinley workshop?

  2. Oh no, I didn't see any message from you on my James Ranch blog. Just looked again and couldn't find anything. Sorry I missed it. Enjoyed your review of that workshop though. I think this next year I'll probably at a place where I can save up some money for a good workshop. I plan to do more plein aire work here soon as I'm learning alot about mixing the colors I want!!