Friday, February 19, 2010

"Johnny Appleseed"

11 x 14
oil on gessoed hardboard

Here is a view of one of my bookshelves, well, minus the apple. This was a new experiment for me; adopting the limited palette of Swedish painter Anders Zorn. There were only four colors used; cadmium red light, yellow ochre, ivory black and titanium white. Very freeing, but challenging as well. I will definitely try this again!

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  1. Wow, Ann. This has to be my favorite yet. You are the second blogger I follow to have mentioned Zorn and his limited palette recently. I think this is so beautiful, so artfully done. Sometimes a painting just hits such a delightful spot in me; this is one such painting. I think it is beautiful and beautifully done!

  2. Ann, this is really nice. Ochre is such a great color and you made it zing!

  3. Ann,
    Great still life. The limited palette really helps nail down those value shifts. You nailed it.

  4. Simply. Yet look at all the hues and tones.
    Brilliant job, Ann.

  5. Amazing what can be created with such a limited palette...beautiful!

  6. i like all your works....
    i went through the entire blog and am very happy......

    thank you.......

  7. Superb painting, love this limited palette and that little mug up-close is amazing!!!!