Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mangoes on Glass, Art Tip #16 Glass Palettes II

" Mangoes on Glass "
My 130th Daily Painting, much larger than the usual 6x6 or 6x8 I usually paint. Part of a larger series of objects painted on thick plate glass. I love the blue-greens the edges have, nice simple compliment of the reds.
Below are photos of the glass palettes with gray value scales or gray paper I shared about in my last post. Tomorrow I'll add an image of how my paint looks. Click on each image to enlarge.
Masterson Palette Box

Open Box M Palette (Plein air)

Table-top palette


Fábio Cembranelli said...

Beautiful colors, I love thereflections. Great work as usual.

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Fabio. Reflections can add so much to a simple still life, repeating shapes and colors. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Terry Rafferty said...

Wonderful idea about using the gray scale under your glass palette, I'm looking forward to seeing your paint laid out on it.
As always, a lovely painting - and the green glass edges really bring in some excitement.

Marco Folchi said...

Thank you Jennifer for sharing your glas palette, great works yours!
Best, Marco.

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Terry. Yes, the gray scale under the glass palette can bring some "palette discipline" to the painting process. I believe in having a plan and what better way then premixing values/colors? You can always make changes later. The discipline of premixing is a good way to work your way into a painting, a place to start..major problems solved, etc.

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Marco.
Having the gray scale so handy keeps the whole painting process more free. I know I have a good "eye" for color but there are so many relationships going on in a painting that I like having the gray scale for easy reference and storing my piles of premixed colors.

Pam Holnback said...

The reflections on the glass are great. Almost looks like a mirror. I have a tannish kraft paper under my glass, now you've got me thinking about gray.

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Pam. A neutral gray allows you to also judge warm vs cool color. As for the mangoe and baby shoe paintings I used back paper under the glass.