Here are a couple more realistic paintings, where I tried a limited palette and the use of a single brush. In both of these paintings, I used a size 3, Series 77, Rosemary and Co pure sable bright brush (which I HIGHLY recommend) and just burnt sienna, raw umber, cadmium yellow, bright red, soft mixing white (and some titanium white) and mars black. I might have had some leftover cadmium yellow pale left on the palette. I haven't used mars black much and instead prefer the less harsh Payne's gray but I think in this case, it really needed the oomph of a rich black to create the stark shadows since the shadows were as much of the painting as the other colors.
Just shoot me an email at joanyoshioka(at)gmail(dot)com! The oil paintings were painted with artist grade paints on cotton canvas with sides painted black so they don't have to be framed; they hang perfectly with a little nail (not pretentious at all!). Watercolors are on Arches 140 lb. watercolor paper using artist grade paints; the art cards are sent out in a sturdy plastic art card sleeve. If you'd like the original watercolor matted, please let me know. All prints are giclee meaning they are made with archival pigment dyes and are professionally mounted on acid free foam board with acid free mats in a clear cellophane envelop. Please note that the colors in the originals may differ from your screen.
Hi! I'm an outdoor-lovin' optimist, biologist/botanist, and habitual creator of art-stuff. I believe the key to our most fundamental and truest part of ourselves is found in nature and I constantly draw on it for inspiration.
"Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more".
- Vincent van Gogh
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