Monday, September 2, 2013

2 new paintings

Jumping someone else's train  30 x 40 oil on linen by Kerry Steele
I finished two paintings last week that took until today to photograph properly.
I use the word properly rather loosely because the most pale colors, where there is a variety of subtle color, do not show up. This is just the nature of things.
In the first painting, "Jumping someone else's train" the areas that appear white are actually "linen gray" and "gray green" Charvin colors.
I know someone will want an explanation of the title. I was listening to The Cure's first album Boys don't cry. It just worked for me.

"Relatively chronic" 36 x 36 oil on canvas by Kerry Steele
In "Relatively chronic" I used white, vulcan gray, green gray and linen gray as the background which appears to white. The blacks are actually four different colors too. Payne's gray, sepia, mars black and vulcan gray. 

 Using an old gift card to apply the paint and gain a bit of different texture was a new thing for me.
I am kind of enjoying these color studies that appear to involve just two colors until you look more closely.
These two need another week or two to dry before they go in the shop.


Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

I love these! and I love the name of your first painting (and the explaination, ha!) love the cure!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

The second one really intrigues me! Love the mix of colors. That one would fit right at home at the BLH.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

And all this time I though you only used paint brushes. So cool how you do this. Thanks for joining in.

Windlost said...

Gorgeous. Love these. Imagine what you could achieve if you took our your kitchen utensils. haha. xo Terri

Vel Criste said...

Love the first one more!! Both are fantastic as always, but I'm just in to blue right now too!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Love the colors in the first one, and the story. :)


Girl these are the different style...and I am such a big fan of black and white with the gray tones....