Playing with a new palette

Episode 39

19 May 2021


I was inspired by a painting I saw online which featured a colour palette I rather loved so I have been playing around with that in the past week. Turquoise, purple, touches of magenta and gold with black, white and greys to tone down the strength of the colour.



So I started two works; one a play piece and the other what I intend to be a finished painting. Who knows what will eventuate????? I like the first one which is the play piece best, but the second one has only had two layers so a way to go yet. I am interested in what you think about them?




A surprise this week was an email from the Australian online art store called Bluethumb, where I exhibit and sell my work(in addition to my website) to say a painting was chosen as a staff pick. This was one from my Flourish series.



This the the original painting and you can find it on my website by clicking on this link https://wordpress.com/page/gayeoakes.com/1009#flourish-2




Must sort those paper clips too. I think I have two paintings finished this week Floating free and Riot of colour. They are shown below with links to them on my website.


Floating free

https://wordpress.com/page/gayeoakes.com/1009#floating-free

Riot of colour

See it on my https://wordpress.com/page/gayeoakes.com/416#riot-of-colour


I have been playing around with putting my painting in room settings. I hate it though when viewers describe painting as a ‘bedroom’ painting or worse a ‘bathroom’ painting. This used to happen when I worked in watercolour.


Monday was my plein air group POGO’s monthly drawing outing. This time on the riverbank at New Norfolk. Cool but enjoyed the sketching and good company of friends. Here is the scene and my sketches drawn with my Lamy fountain pen, indian ink and watercolour and a brush.



grasses at the rivers edge


That’s all for this week. I hope you have enjoyed my news. Love to hear from you.

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